Climate and Weather Development. Spot the differences between the pictures. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)

Climate and Weather Development. Spot the differences between the pictures. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)

Data gathering and observation are basic skills required to identify and understand patterns in any environment, from economic markets,  medical treatments and  of course climate and weather development.

There are many ways to gather data. However, sometimes, what is not so easy is to find the perspective which allows you to “observe” from different angles. When we are talking about applying patterns of thought over sets of data to identify associations, statistics give us clues about possible links and associations between variables. But, other times, direct observation based on analysing a sequence of images or even creating 3D images, give us the chance to use the full potential of our brains, as a laboratory with a powerful computer integrated, that can treat many more variables than any technology available. In order to recreate a natural phenomena, it is a very demanding task and technologically challenging to artificially link all variables implementing their synergistic interactions.

Many times in my career I have found myself looking at data and images feeling somehow like playing a game trying to spot the differences and similarities, and the link between those over time.

Here I want to share one simple example that illustrates such situation. In previous posts I have proposed and developed a theory pointing out the possibility and implications of having a decrease in the differential gradient of energy driving atmospheric circulation due to increases of CO2 and water vapour. “Increasing amounts of atmospheric CO2 and Water vapour would incorporate forms of energy, not only into cyclonic events, increasing their strength, but also it would increment the energy in the atmosphere around them. A scenario in which the difference between the energy carried by an atmospheric event and the atmosphere surrounding it is high, the energy in a cyclonic event would dissipate faster in contact with a low energetic environment, losing strength and resilience.” However, we can see in the North Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, strong and deep cyclonic and anticyclonic events building what it has being called “blocking patterns”, growing from near surface level (1000 hPa) to levels as high as the Jet Stream (250 hPa).” (from New theory proposal to assess possible changes in Atmospheric Circulation (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)

This is an assessment based on observation which needs to be validated throughout open discussion and data gathering. However, since I believe that observation is a powerful tool here I leave you a sequence of images representing similarities and differences in atmospheric circulation in altitude between days so you can play to spot similarities and differences.

Circulation in Altitude 21thOct_4thNov and 15th Nov2014

Atmospheric circulation over the North Atlantic. Composition by Diego Fdez-Sevilla. Images from Nullschool.



About Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.

Citing This Site "Title", published online "Month"+"Year", retrieved on "Month""Day", "Year" from By Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD. More guidance on citing this web as a source can be found at NASA webpage:! DOIs can be generated on demand by request at email: d.fdezsevilla(at) for those publications missing at the ResearchGate profile vinculated with this project. **Author´s profile: Born in 1974. Bachelor in General Biology, Masters degree "Licenciado" in Environmental Sciences (2001, Spain). PhD in Aerobiology (2007, UK). Lived, acquired training and worked in Spain, UK, Germany and Poland. I have shared the outcome from my work previous to 2013 as scientific speaker in events held in those countries as well as in Switzerland and Finland. After 12 years performing research and working in institutions linked with environmental research and management, in 2013 I found myself in a period of transition searching for a new position or funding to support my own line of research. In the current competitive scenario, in order to demonstrate my capacities instead of just moving my cv waiting for my next opportunity to arrive, I decided to invest my energy and time in opening my own line of research sharing it in this blog. In March 2017 the budget reserved for this project has ended and its weekly basis time frame discontinued until new forms of economic and/or institutional support are incorporated into the project. The value of the data and the original nature of the research presented in this platform and at LinkedIn has proved to be worthy of consideration by the scientific community as well as for publication in scientific journals. However, without a position as member of an institution, it becomes very challenging to be published. I hope that this handicap do not overshadow the value of my achievements and that the Intellectual Property Rights generated with the license of attribution attached are respected and considered by the scientist involved in similar lines of research. **Any comment and feedback aimed to be constructive is welcome as well as any approach exploring professional opportunities to be part of.** In this blog I publish pieces of research focused on addressing relevant environmental questions. Furthermore, I try to break the barrier that academic publications very often offer isolating scientific findings from the general public. In that way I address those topics which I am familiar with, thanks to my training in environmental research, making them available throughout my posts. (see "Framework and Timeline" for a complete index). At this moment, 2017, I am living in Spain with no affiliation attachments. Free to relocate geographically worldwide. If you feel that I could be a contribution to your institution, team and projects don´t hesitate in contact me at d.fdezsevilla (at) or consult my profile at LinkedIn, ResearchGate and Also, I'd appreciate information about any opportunity that you might know and believe it could match with my aptitudes. The conclusions and ideas expressed in each post as part of my own creativity are part of my Intellectual Portfolio and are protected by Intellectual Property Laws. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial conditions. In citing my work from this website, be sure to include the date of access. (c)Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD, 2017. Filling in or Finding Out the gaps around. Publication accessed 20YY-MM-DD at
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