Research From The Bench (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.)
Every idea acquires a broader meaning when it gets contextualised in a Framework and Timeline. Therefore I have created in this blog a page containing an index with all the titles published and their links to its origin, in chronological order, and in two columns, Conceptual framework and Research.
Conceptual Framework: A theoretical structure of assumptions, principles, and rules that holds together the ideas comprising a broad concept.
The aim is to facilitate navigation in the evolution of concepts and assessments expressed through the whole line of research published in this blog. The objective pursued is to highlight the value of continuity and interconnectivity between publications, ideas and concepts, between lapses of time (earliest and those more recent) and between disciplines.
I will try to keep updated this page with the new publications. You can access this page looking among the categories found at the top menu of the blog as “Framework and Timeline” and also following this link.
I have also created a file in PDF format with the Timeline and Framework behind the research that I have generated and published in this blog between Oct 2013 and June 2016. The file contains the titles and links to each publication in this period (link also here) so you can download the file and use the links to access any specific publication. With an internet connection you can use the pdf file to read my blog as a book following the chapters in chronological order.
If you are not familiar with the research that I publish in this blog, more information can be found in the page”About”.
There are two posts which incorporate some of the most relevant topics and points of view applied in the line of research that I try to present in this blog. And both are part of the dossier in pdf format:
- Who has the right and the responsibility to discuss Climate as a topic of debate? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.) 20 June 2016
- Settled Science (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.) 9 June 2016
For any comment or suggestion you can contact me through the comments section on this blog and by email: d.fdezsevilla(at)gmail.com
Research From The Bench
As an informative summary of some relevant situations influencing the timeline of this research a small portion of what it has been published in previous posts on Atmospheric Dynamics and Climatic Drifts can be found in the following publication:
- Climbing the Hill of Acknowledgement. Peer reviewed articles supporting previous assessments and research published in this blog. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.) Published on 28th July 2016
At the beginning back in Oct 2013, in order to expose my assessments to public review by a multidisciplinary audience, I started sharing my publications in several groups at LinkeIn like AGU, NOAA, etc… Furthermore, in 2014 I developed a theory over atmospheric dynamics in a changing environment and sent few emails asking for feedback to relevant scientists in the field.
My query was simple, I just wanted to have feedback on the assessment that I presented in these two posts presenting my arguments:
Posts explaining the theory “Facing a decrease in the differential gradients of energy in Atmospheric Circulation”.
- New theory proposal to assess possible changes in Atmospheric Circulation (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.) October 21, 2014
- Why there is no need for the Polar Vortex to break in order to have a wobbling Jet Stream and polar weather? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD) November 14, 2014
“What I am trying to highlight in my theory are the possible mechanisms which would explain: changes in albedo which support Arctic Amplification, early snowfalls in central Asia, Arctic ice cover meltdown and oceanic increases in salinity and ultimately, the origin of atmospheric blocking patterns and the pause in T raise unified in single principle: Increasing conc. of CO2 and water vapour induce a decrease in the differential gradients of energy in the global atmospheric circulation, not only the Arctic.
I am looking at the implications of having the global circulation absorbing constant increases in atm CO2 inducing Water vapour to be spread over the global atmospheric circulation. In my approach, instead of looking at what happens in the Arctic as the origin of a chain reaction, I look at what happens in the Arctic just as a side effect (with its own implications) of a more wide process resultant from a reduction between the differential gradients of energy driving compartmentalization and weather patterns in the global atmospheric circulation, being water vapour the carrier of the energy being homogeneously dispersed all over the atmosphere.”
On 17th of December 2014, Jennifer Francis sent her answer to me (full email exchange here):
“The topic you’ve written about is extremely complicated and many of your statements have not yet been verified by peer-reviewed research. It is an exciting and active new direction in research, though, so I encourage you to pursue it. To get funding or a job in this field, however, will require a deeper understanding of the state of the research, knowledge of atmospheric dynamics (not just suggestive examples and anecdotal evidence), and statements supported by published (or your own) analysis.”
As Jennifer pointed out, in November 2014, “many of my statements had not yet been verified by peer-reviewed research.” Which means that my assessments analyse unsettled and unprecedented science.
Those words represent an assessment over my work which would come from a peer reviewer judging the suitability of publishing my research in scientific journals. So if you wonder why I have not published my work on scientific journals, you have the answer.
Is it possible to publish an idea original since due to its originality can not be verified by peer-reviewed research?
Therefore, since 2014, I have not been able to rely on comparing my research with other’s, and, I have had to keep constantly observing and analysing how the atmospheric developments corroborate the accuracy of my assessments.
Strangely enough, my research is under the radar for major controversy and, besides having visits from research institutions, and papers raising following paths previously pointed out in some of my publications (ref1, ref2 and ref3) it lacks negative feedback. The majority of the feedback obtained comes from members at LinkedIn to whom I am really grateful for their support. Why there has not been more feedback from the visits arriving and those aware of my work? I can not answer.
I wrote it down in my blog and I shared it in my profile in academia.edu and at several groups in LinkedIn.
A Groundhog forecast on climate at the North Hemisphere. New theory proposal to assess possible changes in Atmospheric Circulation (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Posted on 21 October 2014. (link to the publication in this blog)
Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2014/10/25 12:58:23 UTC)(you need to be logged-in in order to have access to the links):
- EHS Professionals,
- Environmental Consulting Professionals,
- EHS – Environmental Issues,
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
- CSIC Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas,
- Environmental Impact Assessment,
- Atmospheric Sciences,
- Agriculture and Environment Researchers,
- Aerobiology in the European Union and
- American Geophysical Union (AGU).
In the exchange of emails with Jennifer Francis asking for feedback she pointed me out that “there were no peer reviewed publications at the time available to verify my assessments so I should offer my own data and analyses“. Accordingly, in February 2015 I wrote a follow-up piece revisiting and contrasting my theory with the events occurred throughout the winter 2014-15.
Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2015/03/24 07:22:15 UTC):
- Environmental Consulting Professionals
- International Ragweed Society
- THE WINTER WEATHER OUTLOOK!
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Plant pathology
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- American Geophysical Union (AGU).
- EHS environmental issues
- AEROSOL PROFESSIONALS
- UK Plant science federation
- Agriculture and Environment Researchers
- Aerobiology in the EU
- Horizon 2020 Marie-Curie – Excellent Science
- Aerobiology: Pollen and Spore
- European Research Interests
- Atmospheric Sciences
It is being more challenging than I expected to find feedback on it when members at specialised groups like AGU and NOAA kept silent without agreement or disagreement.
In the last year 2016 it has been refreshing and encouraging to finally start finding feedback and positive comments. Reaching same conclusions from different points of view is what strengthens the validity of any approach to discuss and implement new ideas in atmospheric and climatic assessments.
When it is claimed that there is an absence of ideas exploring connections between data, atmospheric dynamics and climatic shifts, I am just trying to offer those connections which I have found on my research and hours of analyses (follow this link to see those posts with DOI published at ResearchGate and this link with the Timeline and Framework of all publications in this blog)
It is evident that in today’s time, information and communication are key elements playing a big role in the evolution of our societies. But also, it has allowed to become a frequent situation to use access to information and communication as a form of segregation. Official and unofficial channels (social media) are full of clashes between postures and agendas, fighting to be big players in the “lead teams”, and keeping others doing research from the bench.
Science evolve in a timeline, and every concept and idea comes at a particular time from particular reasons. The language required to make ideas suitable for different formats usually takes the most of the time afterwards.
I might reach ideas without the required language suitable to make it “scientific appealing” for some, but the origin of my ideas can easily be found through my posts and comments. and you will easily find it in the conceptual framework and timeline followed in my research.
This constant following-up work has been shared throughout the publications found in this blog, including the most relevant at researchgate.
Update 16 Jan 2018.
Similar behaviour following a silent attitude towards my research shows to keep happening despite the number of visits and profiles.
Since silence can be a form of agreement, Can these numbers be interpreted as a form of consensus showing an agreement validating the content in the related publications?
One thing is certain. It seems that my research has been able to leave everyone speechless.
(Click over the images to enlarge their size and read the number of visits.)
For 4 years I have been sharing assessments at weekly basis. Such agenda has generated a calendar of assessments linking assessments over atmospheric dynamics and particular periods of the year. It is my belief that altogether there is a pattern built between all those assessments and periods of time. After leaving months, even years of time to expose my assessments for public discussion and review, once those have no faced any criticism or arguments refuting their value, I create a pdf file and a DOI publishing them at my profile in Researchgate. In order to maintain their genuineness and legitimate innovative nature, I keep its original state so those can be compared with any copy made by any third party at any time. For your own references and review over its originality over time with respect to other publications via scientific papers and/or news reports, you can compare the publications at the blog and researchgate with the records archived at the web.archive.org site: https://lnkd.in/gpFAY9u
ResearchGate profile https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Diego_Fdez-Sevilla
LinkedIn Public shares where you can see the likes and the comments exposed for open review. https://diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com/diego-fdez-sevilla-phds-research-reach/
Original Timeline https://diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com
I am glad if the effort behind my work reaches out. So far I do what I can with what I have in hand, and all the rest, its implementation in climatic debates and its acknowledging, lies on the hands of those becoming aware of my research. It is about what others than me have to say about my research what it will give to it an added value. So thanks.
If you are among those whom follow my research I think that you should know that there is people whom don’t want you to know that they know.
And there are at least two reasons why someone might not want you to know that they know, and one reason why I need that my work is recognised.
Two reasons why someone might not want you to know that they know my research:
One is economical and the other one is academic:
The pressure to acquire research funding is nearly as intense as publication pressures and in some disciplines funding is a major component of performance reviews. Thus, grant proposals are also viable targets of manipulation, but research into that behavior is sparse [2, 6]. However, if grant distributions are swayed by manipulation then resources are misdirected and promising areas of research could be neglected.
I am no different from other platforms and institutions offering the outcome from performing research, and as much as they, I also have a reason why I need that my work gets recognised:
The number of data citations is directly related to the dataset impact. For federally-funded agencies and organizations, demonstrating the importance research and the return on investment helps to build the case for continued support and future development. If data are used without being cited, the case for future sponsorship is much harder to demonstrate and may result in proposals going unfunded.
Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD Jan 2018. In transition looking for either funding or a position to keep growing professionally. d.fdezsevilla(at)gmail.com.
I have to offer my skills as analyst and communicator bringing with me all the Intellectual Property Rights associated with my Intellectual Portfolio presented in my publications.
Albert Einstein once spoke of intuition as a sacred gift and likened rationality to a faithful servant. Our basic purpose was to shift the tendency to worship the servant and ignore the sacred. Bob Samples.
end update 16 Jan 2018)
Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.
(updated 25 Aug 2016 with links to LinkedIn groups)
The aim of publishing my work openly is to allow for it to be exposed for an open review. So any constructive feedback is welcome. After a period of time of at least a month from the publishing date on this blog and at LinkedIn, if no comments are found discussing the value of the piece published I then publish it at ResearchGate generating a DOI for posterior references.
In order to protect my intellectual rights, more assessment in depth and the statistical and numerical analyses that I have performed to support my arguments can be discussed at my email: d.fdezsevilla(at)gmail.com
The performance of my work as independent researcher, with no institutional and economic support, is limited by my lack of access to resources and economic stability. So far what I have published in this blog is what I have been able to offer with those limitations.
If you find that my work is worthy to be acknowledged, share your thoughts openly and publicly because by sharing public acknowledging over the value of my work is what will overcome the limitations of my cv in order to find the attention from those able to allow me access to a job position or resources to increase the functionality of my research.
Since October 2013 I have been studying the behaviour of the Polar Jet Stream and the weather events associated as well as the implications derived into atmospheric dynamics and environmental synergies.
Many of the atmospheric configurations and weather and climate events we see these days are very similar with the progression followed since 2013. Please take a look at posts addressing those events from previous publications in this blog or look at the categories in the top menu. Also at research-gate. Feedback is always welcomed either in this blog or at my email (d.fdezsevilla(at)gmail.com). All my work is part of my Intellectual Portfolio, registered under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, WordPress.com license and it is being implemented at my profile in researchgate. I will fight for its recognition in case of misuse.
- New theory proposal to assess possible changes in Atmospheric Circulation (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Posted on October 21, 2014. http://wp.me/p403AM-k3
- Why there is no need for the Polar Vortex to break in order to have a wobbling Jet Stream and polar weather? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Posted on November 14, 2014. http://wp.me/p403AM-mt
- State of the Polar Vortex. Broken? From 29 Nov 2014 to 5th Jan 2015 (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla). Posted on November 29, 2014. http://wp.me/p403AM-o7
- Gathering data to make visible the invisible (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Posted on December 22, 2014. http://wp.me/p403AM-pN
- Probability in the atmospheric circulation dictating the Weather (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Posted on January 15, 2015. http://wp.me/p403AM-rm
- Meteorological Outlook Feb 2015 (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Posted on February 7, 2015. http://wp.me/p403AM-sU
- Revisiting the theory of “Facing a decrease in the differential gradients of energy in atmospheric circulation” by Diego Fdez-Sevilla. Posted on February 10, 2015. http://wp.me/p403AM-to
- Drops of Weather. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)March 7, 2015
- Steering climate´s course (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)March 27, 2015
- Climate. Looking at the forest for the trees (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)April 9, 2015
- Matching Features Between Land Surface and Atmospheric Circulation (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)April 23, 2015
- Domesticating Nature. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)May 7, 2015
- A roller-coaster of temperatures in South Europe. Spain (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) May 14, 2015
- Talking about climate (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)May 12, 2015
- News from an Ecosystem (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)May 20, 2015
- In climate it is becoming Less probable to not have a High probability. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)May 29, 2015
- Drinking from the source (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)June 5, 2015
- Communication takes more than just publishing thoughts. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)June 9, 2015
- Extreme climatic events, implications for projections of species distributions and ecosystem structure (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)June 18, 2015
- The scope of Environmental Science and scientific thought. From Thought-driven to Data-driven, from Critical Thinking to Data Management. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)June 26, 2015
- Atmospheric Circulation and Climate Drift. Are we there yet? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)July 2, 2015
- Lateral thinking. From Micro to Macro (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)July 4, 2015
- Something for the curious minds. Climate and Streamlines (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)July 17, 2015
- Solar Activity and Human Activity, Settling Their Environmental Liability. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)July 24, 2015
- Atmospheric composition and thermal conductivity? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)August 6, 2015
- Latitudinal barriers and typhoons (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)August 13, 2015
- The Earth is Ticking (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)August 20, 2015
- What if, the relevant bit lies hidden on identifying the pattern behind similarities instead of trying to match anomalies? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)September 3, 2015
- A Climate “Between Waters” (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla).September 8, 2015
- Sensing Atmospheric Dynamics (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)September 22, 2015
- InFormAtion. The “Act” of “Giving Form” to “Knowledge” (by Diego fdez-Sevilla)September 30, 2015
- Arctic Intake of Water Vapour (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)October 7, 2015
- SST Anomalies and Heat Waves. Are They Not All Just Heat Displacements? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)October 16, 2015
- Discussing Climatic Teleconnections. Follow Up On My Previous Research (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)October 21, 2015
- Follow-up on Arctic circulation 30 Oct 2015 ( by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) October 30, 2015
- There is Ice or Frost In Antarctica? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) November 5, 2015
- Starts Raining Drops of Winter at Mid-Latitudes. The new Autumn? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) November 10, 2015
- Press release. Ask NASA (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) November 12, 2015
- Following the Behaviour of the Jet Stream (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) November 19, 2015
- What Is Wrong With The Concept “Bio”? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) November 26, 2015
- Energy. Looking For Sources of Something We Waste. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) December 3, 2015
- SOILS. The Skeleton Holding The Muscle On Our Ecosystems (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) December 9, 2015
- Could It Be El Niño The New “Wolf” Coming? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) December 11, 2015
- Climate and weather December 2015. Another Polar Vortex another Heat Wave? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) December 18, 2015
- New insides on old concepts (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) December 23, 2015
- Atmospheric Dynamics And Shapes (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) January 13, 2016
- European weather. Old News, Same News? by Diego Fdez-Sevilla January 15, 2016
- Observational events on atmospheric dynamics. A follow-up assessment over the theory proposed over Energetic gradients by Diego Fdez-Sevilla. January 29, 2016
- North American Weather. Old News, Same News? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) January 20, 2016
- Observed Atmospheric Dynamics. A follow-up assessment over the theory proposed on Energetic gradients by Diego Fdez-Sevilla. January 29, 2016
- (updated 11-18 Feb2016) Polar Vortex, Old News, Same News? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) February 4, 2016
- Forecasting Past Events. Snow Coming to Spain (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) February 12, 2016
- Do You Believe in the Value of Your Work? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) February 23, 2016
- Forecasts For Ecosystems (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) February 25, 2016
- Seasonality Spring 2016. Continuous follow-up on my previous research assessing atmospheric dynamics. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) March 3, 2016
- Tangled in Words. Atmospheric Dynamics, Stefan Boltzmann Calculations and Energy Balance (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) March 10, 2016
- Pacific atmospheric dynamics with and without a positive ENSO (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) March 22, 2016
- Plant growth, CO2, Soil and Nutrients. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) March 31, 2016
- Atmospheric Dynamics, GHG’s, Thermal Conductivity and Polar Jet Stream (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) April 6, 2016
- Feedback. Have Your Say. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) April 14, 2016
- Plant an Idea and Then a Tree… But Which Ones? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) April 22, 2016
- (updated 28/April/2016) Severe weather warning 27 April 2016 USA (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) April 28, 2016
- Research Update May 2016 (by Diego Fdez-sevilla) May 6, 2016
- Scientifically Challenged (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) May 12, 2016
- Another roller-coaster of temperatures in South Europe. Spain (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) May 13, 2015 May 13, 2016
- Our Environment. One Vision and Many Thoughts. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) May 20, 2016
- Atmospheric Circulation and the Mixing Zone. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) May 26, 2016
- When Temperature Becomes Something Else (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) May 30, 2016
- Settled Science (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) June 9, 2016
- The Butterfly Effect on Arctic Circulation. (By Diego Fdez-Sevilla) June 10, 2016
- Who has the right and the responsibility to discuss Climate as a topic of debate? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.) June 20, 2016
- Snap shot of a day 22 June 2016. Follow-up on previous research over atmospheric dynamics. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.) June 22, 2016
- Atmospheric mixing. Indian Basin June 2016 (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.) July 1, 2016