Keeping an Eye on European Atmospheric Conditions (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)

Keeping an Eye on European Atmospheric Conditions (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)

1st July

Satellite view of the atmospheric conditions over Western Europe:
Visual range from ESA International Space Station
Colour Range snap shot from Terra Satellite
Water vapour from MODIS
Temperature from MODIS

4th July

In this video can be appreciated the atmospheric developments for a 24 h period 3-4thJuly. These days Europe is under a warm mass of air coming from the Sahara.…
This mass of air incorporates water vapour which stays in an invisible state of vapour form until the temperature gradient descends (and water vapour condense into clouds) due to the interference of a cooler masses of air, or changes in altitude forced by moving upwards over topographic features. One example of topographic influence can be seen at the Alps inducing this type of cloud formation or adiabatic processes.…

4th July 2015 Earth view at Nightfall from Satellite imaging

4th July 2015 Nightfall from satellite by diegofdezsevillaGlobal Temperature Anomaly for 2-meter air temperature in reference to a 1979-2000 climatology derived for the current day of the year from the Climate Forecast System Forecast Reanalysis (CFSR) model.


Sea Surface Temperature SST Anomaly in reference to a 1979-2000 climatology derived for the current day of the year from the Climate Forecast System Forecast Reanalysis (CFSR) model.


Total Precipitable Water

GFS-025deg_WORLD-CED_PWTRJet stream


Forecast comparison between Deterministic  Models for specific locations

North and South: Berlin and Madrid


Atlantic and Mediterranean: London and Rome


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I believe that the hypothesis that I have presented in previous posts in this blog (here,here and here) could help to understand present and possible future scenarios in atmospheric circulation. However, this is an assessment based on observation which needs to be validated throughout open discussion and data gathering. So please feel free to incorporate your thoughts and comments in a constructive manner.

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For anybody interested in the posts related with this discussion here I leave you those more relevant in chronological order (there are comments bellow some of them. Please check them out):


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:! 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 previous work as scientific speaker in events held in those countries as well as in Switzerland and Finland. After couple of years performing research and working in institutions linked with environmental research and management, I find myself in a period of transition searching for a new position or funding to support my research. In the present competitive scenario, instead of just moving my cv and wait for my next opportunity to arrive, I have decided to invest also my energy and time in opening my own line of research showing what I am capable of. The value of the data and the original nature of the research presented in this blog 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 work and the intellectual rights represented by the license of attribution attached are respected and considered by the scientist involved in this line of research. Any comment and feedback aimed to be constructive is welcome. 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, 2016. Filling in or Finding Out the gaps around. Publication accessed 20YY-MM-DD at
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