Research & Application
  1. Karavitis, C. A., Chortaria, C., Alexandris, S., Vasilakou, C.G., and Tsesmelis, D.E., 2012. Development of the standardised precipitation index for Greece, Urban Water Journal, doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2012.690431
  2. Karavitis, C.A., Alexandris, S., Tsesmelis, D.E., Athanasopoulos, G., 2011. Application of the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) in Greece. Water 2011, 3, 787-805. doi:10.3390/w3030787
  3. Karavitis C., Alexandris S., Tsesmelis D., Stamatakos D., Fassouli V., IMPLEMENTATION OF STANDARDIZED PRECIPITATION INDEX – SPI, Agricultural University of Athens, 2010. DMCSEE Project

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