Case studies




Athens case study

Mount Lycabettus Athens is a large metropolitan city, with a densely populated urban area and few green open spaces. The topography of the city, surrounded by mountains, favours the formation of air pollution episodes during periods of anticyclonic circulation. The city is prone to summer heatwaves and floods during heavy precipitation events. Impacts of temperature extremes and air pollution on human health, energy demand and peri-urban forest fire risk are examined in this case study.


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Athens case-study indicators


Leading team

This research is coordinated by Christos Giannakopoulos, National Observatory of Athens, Greece.