Dr. Athina Argyrouli

Athina Argyrouli was born in Athens, Greece. She received her diploma degree on Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Later, she accomplished a second M.Sc. on Electrical Engineering, Track: Telecommunications with a specialization on Remote Sensing of the Environment. After completing her master in TU Delft, the Netherlands, she received a Marie Curie fellowship within the Initial Training Network for Atmospheric Remote Sensing (ITARS). She defended her PhD dissertation with topic “Study of the Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) and its influence on cloud properties” in the Laser Remote Sensing Unit of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. In particular she studied aerosols hygroscopic growth and cloud formation processes in the PBL using multi-wavelength Raman lidar and other active remote sensing instrumentation. Since February 2017, she works in the Remote Sensing Technology Institute at DLR on the retrievals of cloud properties from space-borne instruments. Specifically, she is responsible for the development of the cloud retrieval algorithm and prototype processor for Sentinel-5 Precursor and Sentinel-4 ESA missions aiming to monitor the atmospheric composition of Earth.



  • Active and passive remote sensing
  • Retrievals of atmospheric components using spectroscopy
  • Inversion techniques for ill-posed problems
  • Radiative transfer model
  • Neural networks


Sentinel-5 Precursor (S-5P)

Die S-5P-Mission widmet sich der Überwachung der atmosphärischen Zusammensetzung. Ausgestattet mit dem TROPOMI mit vier Spektrometern, die den UV-VIS-NIR-SWIR Teil des Sonnenspektrums abdecken, können eine Reihe von Spurengase und atmosphärischen Komponenten bestimmt. Die hohe räumliche Auflösung von TROPOMI dient zudem der Erhöhung von wolkenfreien Pixel und ermöglicht damit die Berechnung von troposphärischen Spurengasen für größere Gebiete.


  • Loyola, D. G.; Gimeno García, S.; Lutz, R.; Argyrouli, A.; Romahn, F.; Spurr, R. J. D.; Pedergnana, M.; Doicu, A.; Molina García, V.; Schüssler, O.: The Operational Cloud Retrieval Algorithms from TROPOMI on board Sentinel-5 Precursor. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 11 (1), 2018, 409--427 mehr…