The value of having a point of view (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD)


The value of having a point of view (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD)

We all have access to similar resources of data, and share similar foundations in our knowledge. That make us share points of view driving our focus of attention over similar events and images, being dragged into similar or opposed conclusions over the same point of attention. Such situation creates a funnel effect over what is worth or not to be discussed.

Funnel effect

Those who share a point of view from which they share an observation, they recognise its existence and even, sometimes, its value as part of a discussion.

But I have found that sometimes, such mechanism, drives the focus of attention of many into a funnel effect. Which instead of empowering the potential of delivering a team work from unification, by unifying their point of view, there is an effect of exclusion of other possibilities to be contemplated from narrowing down the capacity of attention.

Therefore, for some, there is a sense of finding a worth investment of their efforts (an effort of any type; mental, economical, analytical, …) only on those questions or aspects which are “visible” or “tangible” to them.

What this simple idea involves is that having a point of view different from others might exclude you and your considerations from those with different points of view.

This can happens either due to;

  • the lack of resources enabling each other to make their points of view to come across their differences or,
  • by  the lack of any consideration from one of the parts to invest any effort in considering other points of view than the one visible from their perspective.

That is a situation we all share.

I am not aware of all the points of view out there. And I am aware of that such situation creates a limitation.

However, based on my previous research, I have been able to find my own point of view. And I know that it is not replicating the mistakes  or misconceptions carried by following blindly the main stream channels.

While sources of assessments for atmospheric dynamics share similar points of view based on the same focus of attention delivered from the traditional imagery I have created my own resources and imagery to analyse and support my assessments:

One 3+example comes fro considering variation in atmospheric pressure

Main stream view of Mean Sea Level Pressure

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I have chosen from the beginning to apply a new type of approach in the analyses of data and creation of imagery supporting my research. All of that in order to make my point of view across the huge space between my research and the standardised, static and traditional  system of research.

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29 Dec 2016 NH only

 

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MSLP 05 Jan 2017 NH&SH.

General considerations

There is a common point of view shared which considers that in order to characterise something as a change, or a pattern, in climatic regimes, it has to be observed through at least 30 years.

My point of view considers that there are events and dynamics in our environment which are the result of 30 or more years of added forcing. So the mere observation of those events and dynamics happening are expressing the tipping point of an accumulation of forcing strong enough to make punctual deviations in otherwise stabilised systems.

Therefore, individual or localised events and changes in dynamics are the consequence of a pattern which has been going on for long enough, even when we have not been able to identify it. We can only identify the consequence as an isolated event. That is why isolated events are so relevant despite their lack of previous recognised repetition. Like seeing a balloon explode, is not about the explosion what is defining the pattern, but its expression as the result of an invisible force.

Based on my research, the events seen through the whole fall and beginning of winter over the NH are just the consequence of a previous pattern. Without the presence of a mostly misunderstood ENSO variation towards any strong phase, the North Hemisphere seems to have increased its pace in mixing mid-latitudinal masses of air with those of the Arctic. And that is not happening from orbital variations driving fluctuations in longitude, but instead, kinetic forcing is driving oscillations in atmospheric dynamics across latitudes and altitudes.

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Vwind speed 10m 29Dec 2016

There are two situations which really worry me.

One is having to accept that I can not be “in transition” without a form of income for all my life and I will have to stop with this line of research.

But also, with or without economic support, based on my research, I am not worry of being wrong on my assessments, but I am getting worried of being right and not having the capacity to make my point across for others to make serious attempts to understand it.

Please, take some bites from your free time and look at some of the publications in this blog, at least the following ones:

A Climate “Between Waters” (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla).2015/09/08

Global Mixing in Atmospheric Dynamics (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla Ph.D.)2016/10/13

Between Global Cooling and Global Warming There Is “Global Mixing” (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, Ph.D.)2016/09/14

Q&A

From my research there are several questions which share a point of view and which I have shared in recent Q&A at LinkedIn:

http://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6218139004890542080

“Snow Falls In The Sahara Desert For The First Time In 37 Years” http://www.indiatimes.com/news/world/global-warming-shows-its-effects-snow-falls-in-the-sahara-desert-for-the-first-time-in-37-years-267854.html?utm_content=bufferbcd98&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

This thread was created one year ago about snow at the dessert. The reason for me to reactivate it with the new news of snow in the desserrt again is that behind the news there is a pattern which has become increseanly frequent. In other words there is a pattern which has started and it has not changed despite enso variations. My assesment is that bwyond an expected change tangible to everyone we will have to see it through the regularity in new features appearing repeatily. Looking at similarities to identify the differences

Comment: I study superpatterns too, but I am no weather pattern expert. All I noticed this year in ZSouthern Africa was that one moment El Nino was keeping the rain away like it was expected to, causing symptoms of the worst drought yet in South Africa, then suddenly, the summer rain pattern reverted back to how it used to be even 30 years ago. The only 2 factors that are unique to South Africa in terms of probably weather related are: 1) The Southern gap in the earth’s electro-magnetic pattern (the South Atlantic anomaly) features over South Africa and; 2) South Africa was the only country in the world not directly contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear fallout. Not sure what it all means, but there may be some questions to ponder there.

Answer Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD: Thanks for your comment. I would add to the factors unique to South Africa in terms of probably weather those having an effect over the behaviour of the ITCZ. Mid latitudinal intrusions of warm air push Artic masses into lower latitudes, which affect the Polar and tropical jet stream reaching the ITCZ. Please see from October 7, 2016 the post “Equatorial Dynamics. A conversation between Joaquin and Matthew (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.)” https://diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/a-conversation-between-joaquin-and-matthew-by-diego-fdez-sevilla-phd/ and from October 13, 2016, “Global Mixing in Atmospheric Dynamics (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla Ph.D.)” https://diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/global-mixing-in-atmospheric-dynamics-by-diego-fdez-sevilla-ph-d/

Post:

Revisiting the theory of " Facing a decrease in the differential gradients of energy in atmospheric circulation " by Diego Fdez-Sevilla

Revisiting the theory of ” Facing a decrease in the differential gradients of energy in atmospheric circulation ” by Diego Fdez-Sevilla

researchgate.netDOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1975.7602/1This one represents just a piece of a whole pilot study…

RECAP, based on the developments in the Pacific and Atlantic I want to review with your feedback the validity of what it was in 2014 the beginning “a theory” which, under the follow-up performed through the following two years, seems to maintain its integrity. It began in 2014 and had a conclusion in 2016 with the post on global mixing. Three people, would make it as valid as a scientific publication, two peers and one editor in chief almost as three likes from profiles with a scientific background. Any feedback is welcome here and at my email d.fdezsevilla@gmail.com

Comment: Do you take into consideration impact of decades of geoeneginerring chemtrails?

Reply Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD:

Thanks for commenting. I know about it but I try to not chew more than I can swallow, and I even so some people might have something to say on that. One thought is that any transformation in the composition of any part of a system is able to interact with the dynamics driving its behaviour, that is where I am. About particular chemtrails, I consider that they can alter weather events such as precipiatation (inhibit it or promote it). As far as I know, those would not be design to increase temperatures and warm up the Arctic. One think I can tell you. Also with all the alterations which we can identify in the components of a ecosystem we can think in man made events like nuclear detonations in open spaces and even in outspace and how those localised events could trigger a cascade effect. However, every pulse, or every forcing has to be transferred, carried and released through and by the atmosphere, so its composition is key.


Author’s Disclosure Declaration

For those unaware of the content offered in this blog I might have to issue a warning: Handle with care. Also with the product obtained from scientific analytical thinking there are traces of personal and professional “passion”, by-products obtained from “original and unpeered grey matter juice” originated from “independent critical thinking”. Also sometimes the packaging might be rough around the edges due to its “unfunded nature”.

4 years ago I joined a discussion which made me realise how much knowledge was settled on the past, built upon past conventions and unable to give answers about present developments in all parts of our environment. From the impact from GMOs, plastics, soils degradation, atmospheric composition, land use and cover, water cycles, … I had addressed scientifically unanswered questions before doing my PhD so I decided to give it a go and to offer my take over those gaps. It has been a pilgrimage to become aware of how much faith and fear is put on scientific publishing above raw understanding and discussion.

I do not know how far this blog will go, however, it represents the assessment of a global process and I expect that past posts will become a description of continuous present for the next years.

Altogether, the body of work which represents the line of research presented in this blog is composed by more than 170 pieces, covering data analyses and conceptual discussions. All those different discussions and assessments presented here build together a single concept. The format applied is the result of making a big effort trying to apply simplistic approaches with the aim to allow a multidisciplinary access. Since the topics treated in my publications have implications for many sectors in the academic and not academic world, with the aim of allowing my research for open review, there is also the objective of allowing access to a multisectorial and multidisciplinary audience sharing interest.

Diego Fdez-Sevilla Ph.D.

For a more profound discussion over my assessments and analyses as well as constructive feedback, please use my email d.fdezsevilla(at)gmail.com.

My agenda is simple, I am in transition looking for either funding to grow the research published in this blog or for a job position in any field in which my assets are valued. Behind my research there is nothing more, nothing else than to showcase my capabilities doing what I like, research. I am a methodologist. I don´t look at the color of the result obtained, only at the suitability of the method and the coherence of the result. As I have said before, if I am wrong on my assessments and conclusions, it will be better for all, and my work would showcase my capabilities anyway. A CV shines the goals obtained by anyone, but by publishing here my research, I expose myself and my work to public judgement. There is a difference between being naive and raw. If you see the difference you will understand better my work and my personal position.

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 refuting 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

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 help me 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.

Perspective

(This post is part of a more complex piece of independent research. I don´t have funding, political agenda or publishing revenues from visits. Any scientist working in disciplines related with the topics that I treat in my blog knows how to judge the contribution that my work could potentially add to the state of knowledge. Since I am in transition looking for a position in research, if you are one of those scientists, by just acknowledging any value you might see from my contribution, would not only make justice to my effort as independent researcher, but ultimately, it will help me to enhance my chances to find a position with resources to further develop my work.

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.

If you feel like sharing this post I would appreciate to have a reference about the place or platform, by private or public message, in order for me to have the opportunity to join the debate and be aware of the repercussion which might generate d.fdezsevilla(at)gmail.com

This work is protected under Intellectual Property laws licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.)

Since October 2013 I have been publishing pieces of research 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.

More assessments presenting chronologically the line of research published in this blog can be accessed in the category Framework and Timeline.

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, updated 09th Dec 2016):

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About Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.

Citing This Site "Title", published online "Month"+"Year", retrieved on "Month""Day", "Year" from http://www.diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com. By Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD. More guidance on citing this web as a source can be found at NASA webpage: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/bibliography/citations#! 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) gmail.com or consult my profile at LinkedIn, ResearchGate and Academia.edu. 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 http://www.diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com/
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