Citations, DOIs And Social Media

Publications from the line of research presented in this site also shared at other Social Media platforms like ResearchGate, LinkedIn and YouTube.

The line of research presented in this blog offers assessments between Oct 2013 and March 2017 in real time and at a weekly basis, aiming for a public, open and free review from all disciplines and levels of knowledge.

After a period of time through which no comments are found, either in this blog or at LinkedIn, challenging the validity of the assessments exposed, in order to create nexus points between the numerous shares in the blog, some of the publications are also published in my profile at ResearchGate generating a DOI for each one. Those publications contain references in embedded links to previous works interconnecting all components of the whole project “Filling In Finding Out Gaps of Knowledge”.

The use of DOIs is not required to cite the material published through the more than 200 posts shared in this blog. More guidance on citing this web as a source can be found at NASA webpage:

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The whole project has been generated without external economic or institutional support but my own investment of time, energy and savings. In March 2017 the budget reserved for this project has ended and its weekly basis time frame discontinued until new forms of economic and institutional support are incorporated into the project.

Publications shared at LinkedIn.

In order to enhance discussion and expand the level of expose for the assessments published to a broader audience, all publications have been also shared at my wall in LinkedIn.

The following video shows an example of the record created from my activity at LinkedIn publishing at weekly basis between Jan 2015 April 2017.

Publications uploaded into ResearchGate.

(DOI’s can be asked on demand for those publications without it at my ResearchGate profile by sending a message at my email d.fdezsevilla(at)gmail.com. pdf availables at ResearchGate)

2013. Hot topics in Environmental Sciences.

Date published in this blog:

Hot topics and thoughts identified in environmental science from public access media. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD) November 28, 2013

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2013/12/09 10:59:40 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=3016663&type=member&item=5815947674708377603 Atmospheric Sciences
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=1937268&type=member&item=5815947674708377602 Plant Pathology Professionals
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=2068029&type=member&item=5815947674708377600 Horizon 2020 Climate Action – Societal Challenges
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=5004719&type=member&item=5815947671017398276 Aerobiology in the European Union
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=2472142&type=member&item=5815947673718530048 Agriculture and Environment Researchers
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=67451&type=member&item=5815947673718530049 Green
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=1773788&type=member&item=5815947674708377601 Environmental Evaluators Network
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=3894807&type=member&item=5815947671789150208 CRUSUS – International Sustainability Observatory
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=2196290&type=member&item=5815947671789150209 American Geophysical Union (AGU)
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=1730197&type=member&item=5815947673718530052 Air Quality Professionals
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=131340&type=member&item=5815947671789150212 Environmental Consulting Professionals
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=68088&type=member&item=5815947673718530051 Agriculture
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4498840&type=member&item=5815947673718530050 UK Plant Sciences Federation
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=3703317&type=member&item=5815947672636399620 Aerobiology: Pollen and Spore
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=156873&type=member&item=5815947674708377604 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=2215646&type=member&item=5815947672636399616 EHS – Environmental Issues
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=164166&type=member&item=5815947672636399619 Horizon 2020, Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Group
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=2716919&type=member&item=5815947672636399618 AEROSOL PROFESSIONALS
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=3706591&type=member&item=5815947671017398274 Environmental Impact Assessment
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4993996&type=member&item=5815947671017398272 International Ragweed Society
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=2199244&type=member&item=5815947671017398273 CSIC Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=2858073&type=member&item=5815947671017398275 Horizon 2020 Marie-Curie – Excellent Science
https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=2772594&type=member&item=5815946757292453892 Landscape ecology and planning

RESEARCHGATE

Research · May 2016
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3308.1200

I believe that it is important to keep active digesting information from different sources and points of view in order to have a well-informed criteria. Accordingly, I keep constantly researching on topics which satisfy my curiosity and that at the same time I consider of certain relevance in the field of environmental sciences. From my search through public media I have selected several links pointing to what under my point of view are hot topics addressing relevant environmental issues. But also with the links, there are some topics in which I have incorporated my take on it. Since I am just searching for answers I am well aware that some of my points of view might lack of enough information. My only intention is to share my thoughts and seek participation and feedback in order to fill in or find out gaps of knowledge. And for this reason I have posted most of this topics in previous discussion groups in LinkedIn, generating some very interesting discussion. Following same idea of creating a platform where to have multidisciplinary feedback I have started a blog at wordpress. Just trying to share what I know by “Filling in” as well as trying to enhance my own knowledge by “Finding out” gaps of knowledge (even in my own). I would like your participation either to “fill in” information or by “finding out” gaps which you might consider missing the required attention. I hope the topics that I point out here and the links associated are of interest for all of you. Also I wish that you might find interesting my points of view, thoughts and sharing. Feel free to contact me with comments if you feel like it.

2013. Hot topics in Environmental Sciences. Available from:

 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301779238_2013_Hot_topics_in_Environmental_Sciences.

Looking at the influence of continentality in atmospheric circulation. (by Diego Fdez- Sevilla, PhD)

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May 13, 2014 Looking at the influence of continentality in atmospheric circulation. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2014/05/14 11:56:46 UTC) (you need to be logged-in in order to have access to the links):

How much impact can we expect in the climate from land use and land cover management?

Environmental Evaluators Network
International Ragweed Society
 EHS – Environmental Issues
Ecosystem Performance
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Horizon 2020 Marie-Curie – Excellent Science
Atmospheric Sciences
Agriculture and Environment Researchers
Aerobiology in the European Union
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
UK Plant Sciences Federation
CSIC Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
NOAA Research

RESEARCHGATE:

Research · April 2014
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2180.1843

In my research I try to find the state of knowledge about some questions that I find relevant. Through debate I try to find input exploring the perception that others might have about those questions. In this particular case I explore the state of knowledge justifying the line of research looking at the influence of continentality in atmospheric circulation. Following this idea, the environmental performance derived from land use and cover management would become a relevant factor to look at when considering factors involved in climatic interferences.

Looking at the influence of continentality in atmospheric circulation. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD).  (by Diego Fdez- Sevilla, PhD). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301958460_Looking_at_the_influence_of_continentality_in_atmospheric_circulation_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla_PhD

New theory proposal to assess possible changes in Atmospheric Circulation (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

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October 21, 2014 New theory proposal to assess possible changes in Atmospheric Circulation (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

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):

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Research · April 2015
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4859.3440 ·
2015-04-20 T 12:02:20 UTC

The theory of Arctic Amplification has introduced the consideration of feedback effects associated with temperature, water vapour and clouds due to changes in the surface albedo feedback—the increase in surface absorption of solar radiation when snow and ice retreat—often cited as the main contributor. The theory that I have developed follows the work published previously by scientists Judah Cohen, Masato Mori, Colin Summerhayes, Coumou and Ted Shepherd, whom all together supported the theory of that early snowfall over Asia increases albedo leading to heat retention in the atmosphere provoking Arctic ice to melt. Decreased snow cover decreases albedo and enhance heat absorption. Ultimately, the enhanced capacity of the Arctic to absorb heat would lead to “amplify” atmospheric heat absorption already being fuelled with GHGs. Such increase in atmospheric temperature would reduce the thermal contrast required for a strong jet stream and consequently originating disturbance in atmospheric weather patterns associated. What I propose with my hypothesis is that Arctic Amplification is a consequence and not the trigger. That it is a symptom and not the causation. 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 atmospheric circulation. I am looking at the implications of having the Arctic circulation not “Amplifying” but “Absorbing” constant increases in atm CO2 and Water vapour. 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 the atmospheric global circulation, being water vapour the carrier of the energy being dispersed all over the atmosphere.

New theory proposal to assess possible changes in Atmospheric Circulation (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD). Available in PDF from ResearchGate:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/275208992_New_theory_proposal_to_assess_possible_changes_in_Atmospheric_Circulation_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla 

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)

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November 14, 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)

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Research · April 2015
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2500.0488 ·
2015-04-20 T 12:06:18 UTC

The Winter of last year 2013/2014 was characterised by the meteorological phenomena of having the North Polar Vortex broken. Most extreme climatic events were associated to this phenomena but, is it necessary to have the Polar Vortex broken to observe such climatic events as those observed last winter? Well, last year’s winter 2013/14, the mayor impact associated between the break of the Polar Vortex and the weather conditions was the effect of such event in the Polar Jet Stream. However, at this part of the year, with a Polar Vortex in one piece and not even in the Winter of 2014/2015 yet, we can see already a wobbly Jet Stream already broken and wobbling as much as we saw last year with the Polar Vortex broken. Based on the following images, we can only assume that there is no need to wait to see a broken Polar Vortex in order to have profound disruption in the Jet Stream circulation. The question still remains, so what is that it makes so wobbly the atmospheric current defining the area of influence from Polar circulation, so called Polar Jet Stream?

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). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/275209006_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.

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

Date published in this blog:

February 10, 2015 Revisiting the theory of “Facing a decrease in the differential gradients of energy in atmospheric circulation” by Diego Fdez-Sevilla.

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2015/03/24 07:22:15 UTC):

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Research · April 2015
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1975.7602/1 ·
2015-04-20 T 12:07:52 UTC

This one represents just a piece of a whole pilot study which is what my blog has become in a year. A pilot study exploring all components playing a part in the debate about the Earth’s natural resilience and the potential impact of human development as a specie capable of destabilizing a planetary ecosystem. That means, from biotic and nonbiotic components, to even considering the role played by perception and cultural cognition driving the debate. Some time ago I intervened in a discussion proposing, from a hypothetical approach to the subject on human impact versus environmental change, to look at a case scenario study giving answer to four questions: Could humans alter the ecosystem at global scale? What would have to do humans to alter the ecosystem at global scale? Which part of the ecosystem (soil, atmosphere, light and heat (from our sun), water or living organisms) would reflect primary the impact from human perturbation? In case the answer is ” yes ” to the first question, how much of the answer for the second and third questions matches with actual facts? As job seeker, I am not in a position to undertake such endeavour applying the full time load required without economic support. And yet, my researcher’s nature has made me believe that, even with limited resources, I can use my skills to try making a contribution through my blog and, maybe, stand out from the crowd attracting the attention to find the human and economic support need it. We have seen biological species being introduced in ecosystems on which their development without restriction has triggered alterations in the whole ecosystem. And therefore laws have been implemented across many countries trying to control the development of such scenarios. The development of the human specie has reached such scenario. There is no natural pressure restricting its development but the limitation of the planet’s resources in itself. So yes, I believe that its development without restriction can alter the planetary ecosystem. In order to have the kind of impact required to alter an ecosystem ” at planetary scale ” it would have to come in the form of a highly ” movable ” factor, easy to be incorporated and spread in the natural planetary system, and capable of keeping a ” constant ” effect over the ecosystem’s sensitivity independently of natural oscillations. And that it could well be played by the role of introducing CO2 in the atmosphere at a constant rate. I don´t see the debate about if the impact can happen. I see the debate about how is it going to develop the evolution of possible scenarios under the constant interference over the Earth’s natural resilience by having anthropogenic interference becoming increasingly participant in primordial aspects of our ecosystem. What we see in our planet as natural oscillations I see them as the pendulum movement resultant from moving energy from one state to another. If you introduce or take energy from the system, the cycle will change. And CO2 is key here.

Revisiting the theory of “Facing a decrease in the differential gradients of energy in atmospheric circulation” by Diego Fdez-Sevilla.PhD. Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/275209110_Revisiting_the_theory_of_Facing_a_decrease_in_the_differential_gradients_of_energy_in_atmospheric_circulation_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla.

A Climate “Between Waters” (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, Ph.D.).

Date published in this blog:

September 8, 2015 A Climate “Between Waters” (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD).

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2015/09/08 06:59:00 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6047090564145438720

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Research · September 2015 · DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1697.5847

I believe that the present weather events, altogether with the tornado seen in Venice on July, represent some of the new “Drops of Weather” coming over to say that the Summer, as we know it, is coming to an end. The reason behind it seems to be the sporadic and unpredictable behaviour of the Jet stream, which not only is wobbly in latitude, but also in the vertical profile of the atmosphere. Accordingly, we can see that when it comes to lower levels from 300hPa induces alterations in the thermodynamical behaviour of the tropospheric circulation. In turn, when this cold air touches the lower level of our atmosphere, activates the energy accumulated in the Water vapour contained in it as latent heat, delivering new forms of energy; kinetic provoking strong winds, electrostatic generating lightnings and potential carried in the mass of all the water coming from its gaseous state into liquid or solid precipitation. I have already discussed what is my theory about what it is happening that it is generating such a wobbly jet stream in latitude and altitude. This theory was published in a previous post and it points out the incorporation of masses of water vapour into polar latitudes as consequence of CO2 forcing as the cause wearing out the strength of the Polar Jet Stream. I also have suggested that such incorporation of masses of water vapour into Polar Latitudes follow channels which are linked with persistent cyclonic events in the Atlantic and the Pacific. The present patterns seen in the circulation over the Pacific and the Atlantic are consistent with those proposed in this theory.

A Climate “Between Waters” (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, Ph.D.). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281651250_A_Climate_Between_Waters_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla_PhD.

Discussing Climatic Teleconnections. Follow Up On My Previous Research (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Date published in this blog:

October 21, 2015 Discussing Climatic Teleconnections. Follow Up On My Previous Research (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2015/10/21 11:49:53 UTC):

RESEARCHGATE:

Research · October 2015
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2962.7605 ·
2015-10-23 T 11:58:03 UTC

The present weather events occurring over the North Hemispheric Atlantic, sustain the arguments which I have discussed previously presenting possible mechanisms acting as a response to atmospheric GHGs and Water vapour forcing. The major indicator would be the sporadic and unpredictable behaviour of the Jet stream, which not only is wobbly in latitude, but also in the vertical profile of the atmosphere, unable to break blocking patterns of atmospheric pressure such as Highs over Western Europe and over Western USA (California). Accordingly, we can see alterations in the thermodynamical behaviour of the tropospheric circulation. In turn, when this cold air touches the lower level of our atmosphere, activates the energy accumulated in the Water vapour contained in it as latent heat, delivering new forms of energy; kinetic provoking strong winds, electrostatic generating lightnings and potential carried in the mass of all the water coming from its gaseous state into liquid or solid precipitation. I have already discussed what is my theory about what it is happening that it is generating such a wobbly jet stream in latitude and altitude. This theory was published in a previous post and it points out the incorporation of masses of water vapour into polar latitudes as consequence of CO2 forcing as the cause wearing out the strength of the Polar Jet Stream. I also have suggested that such incorporation of masses of water vapour into Polar Latitudes follow channels which are linked with persistent cyclonic events in the Atlantic and the Pacific. Furthermore, several events of Low pressure have shown to happen frequently, simultaneously in time and location at the North Hemispheric Atlantic and Pacific pointing to an interconnection between both atmospheric circulations. The present patterns seen in the circulation over the Arctic, linking Pacific and Atlantic circulations are consistent with the mechanisms presented in this theory.

Discussing Climatic Teleconnections. Follow Up On My Previous Research (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283087092_Discussing_Climatic_Teleconnections_Follow_Up_On_My_Previous_Research_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla.

Could plastic debris, coarse, fine and molecules (polymers), affect ocean’s function as climate regulator, CO2 sink, albedo, evaporation…? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Date published in this blog:

July 17, 2014 Could plastic debris, coarse, fine and molecules (polymers), affect oceans functions as climate regulator, CO2 sink, albedo, evaporation…? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2015/10/21 11:49:53 UTC):

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2014/07/24 04:40:37 UTC
American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2014/07/17 06:31:54 UTC

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Research · November 2015
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1469.6407 ·
2015-11-05 T 16:53:49 UTC

Laura Parker has published an article in National Geographic (July 15, 2014) about new discoveries on plastic waste in the oceans “First of Its Kind Map Reveals Extent of Ocean Plastic”. The article describes the situation about plastic debris in the oceans and introduces new findings from marine ecologist Andres Cozar Cabañas and colleagues. The work published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, did find millions of pieces of plastic debris floating in five large subtropical gyres in the world’s oceans. But plastic production has quadrupled since the 1980s, and wind, waves, and sun break all that plastic into tiny bits the size of rice grains. So there should have been a lot more plastic floating on the surface than the scientists found. “Our observations show that large loads of plastic fragments, with sizes from microns to some millimeters, are unaccounted for in the surface loads,” says Cozar, who teaches at the University of Cadiz in Spain. “But we don’t know what this plastic is doing. The plastic is somewhere—in the ocean life, in the depths, or broken down into fine particles undetectable by nets.” What effect those plastic fragments will have on the deep ocean—the largest and least explored ecosystem on Earth—is anyone’s guess. “Sadly,” Cozar says, “the accumulation of plastic in the deep ocean would be modifying this enigmatic ecosystem before we can really know it.” This article got me into thinking about that all the properties attributed to the oceans in climatic regulation are based on the physicochemical properties of seawater. So, considering the important role played by the Oceans in climatic events: Could plastic debris, coarse, fine and/or molecules (polymers), affect ocean’s functions as climate regulator; CO2 sink, albedo, evaporation, …?

Could plastic debris, coarse, fine and molecules (polymers), affect ocean’s function as climate regulator, CO2 sink, albedo, evaporation…? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283503428_Could_plastic_debris_coarse_fine_and_molecules_polymers_affect_ocean%27s_function_as_climate_regulator_CO2_sink_albedo_evaporation_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla.

Discussing SST ” El Niño ” and Climatic Developments. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

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December 11, 2015 Could It Be El Niño The New “Wolf” Coming? Discussing SST ” El Niño ” and Climatic Developments. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.)

Link to the publication at LinkedIn’s wall (2015/12/11 03:17:12 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6081099187892613122

RESEARCHGATE:

January 2016. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3238.2801

Right or wrong, I am not following main stream interpretations for the links ENSO-Atmosphere-ENSO and it is not my intention here to push my ideas out of context or without arguments. However, under the constant cry over the El Niño coming, I wonder, could it be El Niño de new “wolf” coming? Based on the behaviour of the Polar Jet Stream since I started to follow it in 2013 I actually believe that the high SST at the Mediterranean sea and the Barents sea with the low SST at the North central Atlantic are better indicators to understand links between oceanic and atmospheric dynamics than the SST anomalies at the 3.4 Pacific Equator. Under my point of view, the attention driven towards Equatorial Pacific SST is underestimating the existence of a strong connection between Arctic atmospheric circulation and thermal advection and convection processes at subtropical, tropical and equatorial latitudes. And the observational expression of it comes through the behaviour of the Jet Stream and stratospheric teleconnections.

Discussing SST ” El Niño ” and Climatic Developments. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286907563_Discussing_SST_El_Nino_and_Climatic_Developments_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla.

Climate. New insides on old concepts (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Date published in this blog:

December 23, 2015 New insides on old concepts (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Link to the publication at LinkedIn’s wall (2015/12/23 05:55:37 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6085487717938974720

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Research · January 2016
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4211.8001

Those of you familiarised with my articles looking into climatic connections and developments might have found at the least curious, if not annoying, that I don´t use usually references to other papers. Some years ago somebody challenged me with the political agenda behind climate change and global warming. At that point I had already looked at the impact from urban heat island effect over plant productivity. However, I realised that I didn´t have my own criteria, based on my own interpretation of global data, to backup my own arguments. And that forced me to rely on criteria made-up by others of whom I would not know about their political agendas. So I decided to start doing my own research, avoiding applying assumptions which I could not support with my own methodology, based on facts and arguments, which I could defend and share.

Climate. New insides on old concepts (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301959446_Climate_New_insides_on_old_concepts_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla.

Are We Ever Be Ready To Use A Number To Measure The Stability Of Our Environment Before Establishing How It Works?

Date published in this blog:

“The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything” is … 42 (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD) May 15, 2014

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2014/05/30 04:36:10 UTC):

Discussion entitled: “Are we ever be ready to use a number to measure the stability of our environment before establishing how it works?”

NOAA Research
Environmental Consulting Professionals
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Impact Assessment
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Aerobiology in the European Union
Agriculture and Environment Researchers
EHS – Environmental Issues
Environmental Evaluators Network

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Research · February 2016
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2400.2324

We try to correlate increases in temperature with changes in our environment. That means looking at only parameters “knowingly” related with temperature. And this relation has to be direct in order to give the strongest correlations. The limitation that I see in this approach is that indirect effects from multivariable synergistic feedbacks are poorly considered. Instead of following the already settled in stone conception of temperature as the parameter to be correlated with anything or nothing I want to explore the idea of considering temperature as a mere symptom. Why not to make the question backwards? Based on what we already know, what could be the possible implications in our ecosystem derived from the broad range of changes induced in our environment?

Are We Ever Be Ready To Use A Number To Measure The Stability Of Our Environment Before Establishing How It Works?. Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/296332873_Are_We_Ever_Be_Ready_To_Use_A_Number_To_Measure_The_Stability_Of_Our_Environment_Before_Establishing_How_It_Works.

The scope of Environmental Science and Scientific Thought. From Thought-driven to Data-driven, from Critical Thinking to Data Management. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

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The scope of Environmental Science and scientific thought. From Thought-driven to Data-driven, from Critical Thinking to Data Management. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD) June 26, 2015

Link to the publication at LinkedIn’s wall (2015/06/30 12:22:42 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6021623683003535360

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Research · February 2016
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2007.0161

Environmental science use to be a Thought driven, Knowledge based and Data handling dynamic scenario focused on finding creative and systematic ways of understanding and analysing our surroundings. In project management, the term scope has two distinct uses- Project Scope and Product Scope. Scope involve getting information required to start a project, and the features the product would have that would meet its stakeholders requirements. Nowadays, it seems that the scope in Environmental Science and the role of a scientist has moved from Thought-driven to Data-driven, from Creative and Critical Thinking to Data Management.

The scope of Environmental Science and Scientific Thought. From Thought-driven to Data-driven, from Critical Thinking to Data Management. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/296332948_The_scope_of_Environmental_Science_and_Scientific_Thought_From_Thought-driven_to_Data-driven_from_Critical_Thinking_to_Data_Management_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla.

SST Anomalies and Heat Waves. Are They Not All Just Heat Displacements? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Date published in this blog:

October 16, 2015 SST Anomalies and Heat Waves. Are They Not All Just Heat Displacements? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s wall

(2015/10/16 12:01:20 UTC): https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6060756188419678208

2017/05/26 https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6273822766135287808

RESEARCHGATE

Research · October 2015

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.23741.05608

” Heat waves ” are Increases of temperature over a mean value. They usually are identified by the impact they have over living systems and therefore, are mostly linked with events happening over land. The increase of temperature is produced by a displacement of heat in location being carried by a mass of air. This displacement of heat is recognised as anomalous when moves into a location where induces extreme variation from its average climatic conditions. Sea Surface Temperature anomalies, like the so called El Niño event, are also Increases of temperature over a mean value. The increase of temperature is produced by a displacement of heat in location being carried by a mass of water. This displacement of heat is recognised as anomalous when moves into a location where induces extreme variation from its average climatic conditions. Anomalous and extreme increases of temperature have happen ” simultaneously ” through 2015 at the Pacific SST and over the West side of North America, Alaska, India and the South of Europe. So if we call all those events by what they are instead of their acronyms, we can see a common pattern: the distribution of heat at Sea Surface and at Tropospheric level Over Land have suffered variations pointing to anomalous displacements of heat in location and seasonal timing. That means that not only the state of the atmospheric and oceanic currents have allowed the intrusion of warmer than normal masses of ” heat ” but also, that the conditions at the location were favourable to also retain the heat. Based on that point of view I believe that there is a question which has been overlooked. Not only what makes the conditions to induce displacements of heat in location and time, but moreover, which are the conditions which allow those displacements of heat to be transferred and settle in location? (Author’s disclosure: This study has been conducted with no economic or institutional support. The economic support sustaining the four years of research presented in the project published at the blog has been private based on my own capacity to generate it. The aim of ” Filling in and Finding Out Gaps of Knowledge ” has been to address the state of the knowledge studying environmental synergies. Accordingly with the results derived from the assessments performed over atmospheric dynamics and environmental transformations several conclusions have been offered pointing out the potential of anthropogenic interactions over the different phases of the environment (gaseous, liquid and solid) and their involvement triggering climatic fluctuations or drifts.) Full project with all the assessments and more Reviews and Follow-ups can be found published at the web page ” Timeline and Framework ” at https://diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com to see the whole picture described by them. Also supporting material can be found at Youtube.) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

SST Anomalies and Heat Waves. Are They Not All Just Heat Displacements? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD). Available from [accessed May 30, 2017]:

 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317233428_SST_Anomalies_and_Heat_Waves_Are_They_Not_All_Just_Heat_Displacements_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla_PhD

 

Seasonality Spring 2016. Continuous Follow-up On My Previous Research Assessing Atmospheric Dynamics. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Date published in this blog:

March 3, 2016 Seasonality Spring 2016. Continuous follow-up on my previous research assessing atmospheric dynamics. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s wall (2015/12/11 03:17:12 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6111243298817531905

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Research · March 2016
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2833.8968

Seasonality is a characteristic of a time series in which the data experiences regular and predictable changes which recur every calendar year. Any predictable change or pattern in a time series that recurs or repeats over a one-year period can be said to be seasonal. The current situation through Feb/March 2016 in the atmospheric dynamics driving seasonality from Winter to Spring is bringing some interesting points around, and many of them are consistent with the developments expected from the line of research followed in this blog. So I want to share in this post the main principles which drive the standard interpretation of seasonality, the new outcomes from current conditions and the coherences found with my previous research published in this blog (and researchgate). The main aim of sharing my assessments is to trigger an open review from a multidisciplinary approach so I encourage anybody to share their thoughts in order to assess their validity. If you find anybody outside this box having something to say please point me to the location of the comment or give them my email d.fdezsevilla (at)gmail.com

Seasonality Spring 2016. Continuous Follow-up On My Previous Research Assessing Atmospheric Dynamics. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/296702492_Seasonality_Spring_2016_Continuous_Follow-up_On_My_Previous_Research_Assessing_Atmospheric_Dynamics_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla.

Pacific atmospheric dynamics with and without a positive ENSO (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD).

Date published in this blog:

March 22, 2016 Pacific atmospheric dynamics with and without a positive ENSO (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2016/03/22 02:46:11 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6118054966205702144

Research · April 2016
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1968.5521

When studying the positive phase of the El Niño-Southern Oscillatio (ENSO) called El Niño, there are some major restrictions in the interpretations of previous and subsequent events. The major one I see is that it is accepted that the ENSO is a consequence of a change in atmospheric dynamics. When considering the El Niño as a consequence of a variation in the configuration of winds (W/E) at the Eq. Pacific, any weather phenomena occurring in synchronism (including latency) with the ENSO is part of a chain reaction being originated before the positive ENSO is detected. And yet, studying the effect called “El Niño”, it is diminished the approach of considering it as a consequence but it is given to it primary relevancy as a factor being a trigger. In this publication I discuss the implications derived from such limitations and I present alternative interpretations based on atmospheric assessments made from observations carried since 2013.

Pacific atmospheric dynamics with and without a positive ENSO (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299537892_Pacific_atmospheric_dynamics_with_and_without_a_positive_ENSO_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla.

Plant growth, CO2, Soil and Nutrients. (by Diego Fdez- Sevilla, PhD)

Date published in this blog:

March 31, 2016 Plant growth, CO2, Soil and Nutrients. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2016/03/31 05:25:36 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6121356548649345024

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Research · May 2016
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.5173.0803

Through my research I have tried to point out in several publications (e.g. link and link) how much relevant are soils in the equation of climatic dynamics. If the weathering and renewal balance of the soils are not in equilibrium with the ecosystem which they are sustaining we keep having to consume resources and produce energy to do it so. Plants fixing CO2 in our ecosystem act as single big complex organisms when they are structured, like Forests, Mangroves, Wetlands, Grasslands … Single units like trees scattered here and there, do little to sustain an ecosystem. In order for organisms to grow healthy they need more than only CO2, but also space to mature, soils with the proper structure, light, nutrients and the most precious demanded commodity, time. The world’s forests take up around a third of human-caused CO2 emissions, playing a ” gigantic ” role in helping to moderate its role in the Greenhouse effect defining our global climate. Some Research suggests that as human-caused carbon dioxide emissions accumulate in the atmosphere, plants will grow more quickly because the rate of photosynthesis speeds up. This is called ‘carbon dioxide fertilisation’. This argument is sometimes used in parts of the media to suggest that additional carbon dioxide is beneficial for the Earth as extra food for plants. In order to contextualize the implications coming from understanding the feedbacks involved in this issue I have chosen two articles published recently, and I have reviewed their contributions in the subject and the missing links.

Plant growth, CO2, Soil and Nutrients. (by Diego Fdez- Sevilla, PhD). Available from:

 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303352823_Plant_growth_CO2_Soil_and_Nutrients_by_Diego_Fdez-_Sevilla.

Plant an Idea, Then a Tree… But Which Ones? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Date published in this blog:

April 22, 2016 Plant an Idea and Then a Tree… But Which Ones? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Link to the publication at LinkedIn’s wall (2016/04/22 06:34:00 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6129346305945853953

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Research · May 2016
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3977.0489

The research published throughout this blog follows a conceptual framework. The aim behind it is to study the reality behind the discussion generated over facing global transformations forcing changes in the environment at global scale. The nature of the discussion in itself has proven to be enormously influenced by components which are beyond scientific views. Personal believes, political agendas, cultural differences and economical pressures drive the focus of attention following fashion modes affecting the academic and none academic fields. In this scenario I decided to built my own conceptual framework, based on my own data research and analyses. If I introduce bias in my research, at least those are going to be enclosed in my own framework. The conclusions found over my previous publications have led me to interpret the presence of anthropogenic GHG’s as a major contributor allowing to explain the appearance and shifts of processes happening in the atmospheric circulation at global scale. So my findings and conclusions agree with the posture expressing concerns over the increase of anthropogenic GHG’s concentrations. If you feel self-conscious on loosing trees due to deforestation, sure you have thought on planting a tree, or couple of them. And then, which ones? In our case, individually speaking, I guess any type of tree will do, always looking at the suitability for the type of soil, humidity and temperatures in your location. But when we talk about the management of large areas, or even the implementation of policies, we have to go deeper and think over it, a little bit further.

Plant an Idea, Then a Tree… But Which Ones? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303364025_Plant_an_Idea_Then_a_Tree_But_Which_Ones_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla.

Climate and Hadley Circulation. Research Update May 2016 (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Date published in this blog:

May 6, 2016 Climate and Hadley Circulation. Research Update May 2016 (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2015/12/11 03:17:12 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6134439397929598977

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Research · May 2016
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3627.7363

Since 2013, and after having decided to publish my new approach assessing the developments in the global circulation and associated climatic components, I have kept constantly updating those assessments, integrating the new weather events identified, and adding new synergistic implications derived from them with biotic components in our environment. So far my research has lead me to conclude that there is a real mechanism shifting the atmospheric circulation, primarily in the North Hemisphere. Such shift has shown through a major weakening in the barrier separating Arctic circulation from Mid-Latitudes and the Equator, the Polar Jet Stream. This weakening in the latitudinal thermal contrast creating the steadiness of the Polar Jet Stream can be associated with the increase of anthropogenic GHG’s (C13 and C12) being spread all over the atmosphere, not just at a specific altitude. The incorporation of those gases into atmospheric circulation at equator and mid-latitudes (wild fires/industry) enhance the thermal conductivity of the atmosphere. Such effect increases the capacity for the atmosphere to carry energy, mostly identified in the form of temperature (but not only). An elevation of temperature in the atmosphere increments the capacity of the atmosphere to absorb and transport a strong natural GHG’s which is water on its gaseous form. The process of evaporating water captures energy within water molecules. This energy gets incorporated in the energetic pool of the atmosphere as thermal energy (latent heat) also with the mass of water molecules increasing the gravitational energy available. The difference between the thermal energy carried by masses of air generate winds and ultimately, it is such contrast makes the fuel for the kinetic energy generating Jet Currents like the Polar Jet stream. My approach, data, observations and analyses indicate that the weakening of the North Polar Jet Stream is not due to processes of early snow precipitation as it proposes the theory of Artic Amplification, but instead, due to the weathering effect exerted by warmer mid-latitudes pushing towards the Poles. As recent as on the 5th May 2016, a new study seems to support the validity of my research. Following the recent publication at the AGU’s website ” A new analysis of 30 years of satellite data suggests that a previously observed trend of high altitude clouds in the mid-latitudes shifting toward the poles is caused primarily by the expansion of the tropics. “

Climate and Hadley Circulation. Research Update May 2016 (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303692292_Climate_and_Hadley_Circulation_Research_Update_May_2016_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla.

Atmospheric Circulation and the Mixing Zone. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.)

Date published in this blog:

May 26, 2016 Atmospheric Circulation and the Mixing Zone. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)

Link to the publication at LinkedIn’s wall

2016/05/26 https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6141682893820358656/

Recap. June 2017

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6278293201807777792

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Research
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34019.04645

 

The instability over the configuration of the Polar Jet Stream is showing to be a more permanent and stronger configuration than any variations over the ENSO or any other atmospheric indices applied until today. Meanwhile the ENSO, NAO, PDO, etc… keep oscillating over time, the Polar Jet Stream has been wobbling year after year for a period of time which has not been characterised yet even though I believe that the data available shows already its impact over the North Hemispheric ecosystems. Back in July 2015, wildfires in Canada made the news due to their proportions. According to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, more than 4,500 individual fires were observed in the first half of July and a total of 2.7 million acres banished up in smoke. There are many points of view which could be applied to enumerate the implications derived from their devastating impact over communities and the biodiversity in the area where they occur. But furthermore, the smoke released can be applied to visually study the behaviour of gases and aerosols in our atmosphere through the streamlines generated. Through my research I have kept a close look into the behaviour of the Polar Jet Stream as the key feature pointing into the mechanisms and forces driving the atmospheric circulation in the North Hemisphere. Thanks to the satellite imagery available, this article discusses the implications behind the observations available from the visible trail drawn by the vast amounts of smoke released into the atmosphere due to the wildfires seen in 2015 and 2016 over Canada. This methodology allows to observe the behaviour of the gases and particles released at surface level and their interaction with atmospheric currents.

Atmospheric Circulation and the Mixing Zone. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.). Available from:

 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318280467_Atmospheric_Circulation_and_the_Mixing_Zone_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla_PhD [accessed Jul 7, 2017].

When Temperature Becomes Something Else (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.)

Date published in this blog:

May 30, 2016 When Temperature Becomes Something Else (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Link to the publication at LinkedIn’s wall

2016 May 30: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6143114724205748224/

2017 June 1: https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6276010464577097728

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Research · March 2016
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.12586.82888

 

The most common parameter applied to talk about climate is Temperature, and yet, that is not the same when we talk about weather. But, are both so distant one from each other that it can make any sense adopting such discrepancies? Such assessment might sound too extreme among many however, it seems to be the case of that Temperature is assumed to be the responsible driver behind of all events concerning our atmosphere but, what would happens when temperature becomes something else and something else becomes temperature? Where should we focus our attention? Through my research I have tried to point out the relevance of adopting a different approach towards understanding atmospheric developments from focusing our attention over temperature as a parameter on its own. Even though variations in temperature are the easiest to determine in the first instance, those also deviate our attention from addressing what temperature really means: where does it comes from and where does it go when we can not longer measure it?

Blog dedicated to Research and Communication in Environmental Sciences under the scope of “Filling in or finding out gaps of Knowledge”. Based on the knowledge and the skills acquired from my previous training as Master in Environmental Science and PhD in Atmospheric Biology the content aims to offer original material highlighting the implications behind the existence of relevant gaps of knowledge in environmental assessments. The objectives of this work are: to assess the implications raising from incorporating gaps of knowledge into environmental assessments, to promote multidisciplinary discussion offering a simple layout over complex synergistic interactions, and to make a contribution into the state of knowledge. This ongoing project has been running already for three years (from Oct 2013) producing over 200 publications and reaching the attention on 18000 views from more than 12200 viewers from Universities, Technical Institutes and Meteo Offices around the world as well as obtaining the recognition of its value throughout several endorsements at LinkedIn from senior profiles. (Author’s disclosure: This study has been conducted with no economic or institutional support. The economic support sustaining the four years of research presented in the project published at the blog has been private based on my own capacity to generate it. The aim of ” Filling in and Finding Out Gaps of Knowledge ” has been to address the state of the knowledge studying environmental synergies. Accordingly with the results derived from the assessments performed over atmospheric dynamics and environmental transformations several conclusions have been offered pointing out the potential of anthropogenic interactions over the different phases of the environment (gaseous, liquid and solid) and their involvement triggering climatic fluctuations or drifts.) Full project with all the assessments and more Reviews and Follow-ups can be found published at the web page ” Timeline and Framework ” at https://diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com to see the whole picture described by them. Also supporting material can be found at Youtube.) Esta obra está bajo una licencia de Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial 4.0 Internacional. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

When Temperature Becomes Something Else by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD. Pdf Available from: [accessed Jun 1, 2017]:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317289799_When_Temperature_Becomes_Something_Else_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla_PhD 

Atmospheric Dynamics. Foreseeable, At The Moment. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.)

Date published in this blog:

July 19, 2016 Atmospheric Dynamics. Foreseeable, At The Moment. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.)

Link to the publication at LinkedIn’s wall (2016/07/19 11:55:03 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6161136040745717761

Re-cap published at LinkedIn 14th June 2017

Originally published on 19 July 2016. Since my research on climatic developments completed a circle in March2017, As part of the follow-up applied to validate the assessments published, I want to keep the continuity that I began last week following the sequence from last year in order to contrast its validity with the current developments June 2017 and the foreseen evolution in the changes seen.

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6280711785133678592

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DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.14079.41127

In previous discussions I have pointed out my concerns about the expansion of mid-latitudinal developments. I the line of research presented in the blog I have published assessments over the North Hemisphere circulation describing their repercussion as part of a process in expansion from mid-latitudes. And the changes in seasonality associated. Those atmospheric dynamics seem to keep happening describing a similar pattern. Heat moves up in latitude through Europe generating the highest records in the last years, with and without El Niño conditions. Now, through the Southern winter, we can see also anomalies in tempt entering Antarctica from the closest parts to the continents, America and Africa. I can only repeat what I have said in previous assessments in atmospheric developments. The mixing ratio is increasing and it is not going to follow the same pattern through time. But now it seems foreseeable. This publication is a copy in pdf of the publication posted on July 19, 2016 at https://diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com

Atmospheric Dynamics. Foreseeable, At The Moment. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317587873_Atmospheric_Dynamics_Foreseeable_At_The_Moment_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla_PhD

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

Date published in this blog:

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

Link to the publication at LinkedIn’s wall (2016/09/14 06:50:36 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6181896724236292096

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Research · September 2016
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.19874.63684

“Previous assessments carried out in the line of research followed in this project (www.diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com) point to conclude that the mixing ratio between masses of air being warmed up at equatorial and mid-latitudes has increased altering the stratification of the atmosphere in its 3 dimensions. As a result, some atmospheric events become more erratic in their behaviour and seasons are dominated by localised masses of air instead of the Solar angle of radiation linked with the position and tilt of the Earth. This conclusion explain why locations in Northern latitudes might see warmer conditions than those in the south. Or even high contrasts between locations in the same latitude as we saw between west and east North America. Such conclusive assessment, based on observations and analyses, serves as a progression pre-verifying the mechanisms purposed in the theory published in this blog in 2014. In this publication I want to link the present atmospheric conditions over Europe with those addressed in previous publications from past years. The main aim of this is to highlight the persistence of a pattern which I believe is relevant to be considered in the debate on atmospheric dynamics and climatic drifts. In order to strengthen the continuity of my research I want to unify those publications sharing similar assessments so they verify each other when placed side by side.

Between Global Cooling and Global Warming There Is “Global Mixing” (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, Ph.D.). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308167572_Between_Global_Cooling_and_Global_Warming_There_Is_Global_Mixing_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla_PhD.

Global Mixing in Atmospheric Dynamics (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla Ph.D.)

Date published in this blog:

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

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2016/10/13):

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6192407098920357889

Re-cap published at LinkedIn 14th May 2017

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6266231663454355456

 

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Research · Oct 2016.File name: Global Mixing in Atmospheric Dynamics by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD.pdf DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.21255.60320

From my line of research I am convinced on that Arctic perturbations at the Atlantic basin (warm intrusions over the Arctic and cold at mid-latitudes) are responsible for the genesis of Tropical Systems due to alterations over the ITCZ. From there, the behaviour and paths followed by them would also be driven by more Arctic perturbations (combination of warm intrusions at the North Pacific and North Atlantic and cold at lower latitudes) inducing changes in pressure located all around their path, in front and behind their movement. At least these are part of my interpretations from my observations. There might be experts with a different analyses. What concerns to my research is the resilience of the storm to dissipate its energy, and I am considering not only the conditions at tropospheric level but also at higher altitudes. In the latest post in my blog (Equatorial Dynamics. A conversation between Joaquin and Matthew (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD. October 7, 2016) I pointed out that the equator has shown to be warmed up at 50hPa. Altogether it will reduce the differential in the gradients of energy between the storm and its surroundings reducing the dissipation rate of its energy, allowing for it to hover keeping momentum as we have seen with other storms moving for days over the Atlantic. (see video Equatorial dynamics) In the present publication I want to point out how much interconnected are the processes linking Arctic perturbations (Pacific and Atlantic basins) with the developments at the Pacific and Atlantic ITCZ on generating mixing dynamics in latitude and altitude. (see video Global Mixing Oct 2016).

Global Mixing in Atmospheric Dynamics (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla Ph.D.). Available from:

Energy in our environmental systems. Follow-up on previous assessments. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, Ph.D. 19Oct2016.)

Date published in this blog:

October 19, 2016 Energy in our environmental systems. Follow-up on previous assessments. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, Ph.D.)

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2016/10/20 10:17:30 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6194813574402097152

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Research · December 2016
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.16774.37443

The trans-Arctic interconnectivity between oceanic basins has happen with and without the need for a strong sign of the ENSO. Therefore, this would suggest that exchange of masses of air between the Mid low latitudes with the Arctic, through the Polar Jet Stream, is the dominant driver in atmospheric circulation defining the behaviour of equatorial winds. All those patterns would be fuelled by the incorporation of water vapour into an atmosphere with its thermal capacities enhanced due to an increase of GHGs and aerosols. All the recent past and present events seem to confirm this approach.

Energy in our environmental systems. Follow-up on previous assessments. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, Ph.D. 19Oct2016.). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311796614_Energy_in_our_environmental_systems_Follow-up_on_previous_assessments_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla_PhD_19Oct2016.

Another Heat Wave Another Polar Vortex II … Broken (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, Ph.D. on 25th Oct 2016)

Date published in this blog:

October 25, 2016 Another Heat Wave Another Polar Vortex II … Broken (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, Ph.D.)

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2016/10/25 07:27:50 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6196763994204753920

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Research · December 2016
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13418.93124

I have discussed in previous publications that all the symptoms surrounding the breaking of the NH Polar Vortex point to a process being induced from the bottom up. I believe that instead of looking at ” The Influence of Arctic Amplification on Mid-Latitude Atmospheric Circulation ” it should be considered the other way around. Understanding the influence of Mid-Latitude Atmospheric Circulation on Arctic circulation might be the key to understand the answer to many questions. Different causes have been proposed by other scientists to explain the break of the polar vortex but all of them agree on that the mechanisms behind those breaking are warm masses of air moving up causing major sudden warmings. Major stratospheric warmings have taken place, on average, every other year over the past 50 years. Since 1998 these warmings have been more frequent and earlier in the winter. Previously, major warmings typically happened in February. Over the past decade they have happened in December and January. No one knows why the number of major warmings is increasing even though some scientists have suggested variations in sea surface temperature anomalies and the active phase of the solar cycle. In the line of research presented in this blog it has been discussed the impact over energy flows derived from solar activity, land use and surface, atmospheric composition of GHGs and aerosols as well as the water cycle. Based on my previous observations and assessments the current state of the stratospheric circulation at both poles (25 Oct 2016) suggest that there is no need to have sudden warming process at stratospheric level in order to have a broken polar vortex. Such configuration comes from the turbulent effect triggered at lower altitudes by warm masses of air moving towards the poles in latitude and altitude. Such scenario can be seen by the configuration of the polar vortex split at the NH without a stratospheric localised strong warming meanwhile the South pole is suffering a Sudden stratospheric warming without splitting the polar vortex.

Another Heat Wave Another Polar Vortex II … Broken (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, Ph.D. on 25th Oct 2016). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311796396_Another_Heat_Wave_Another_Polar_Vortex_II_Broken_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla_PhD_on_25th_Oct_2016.

Orbital Seasonality vs Kinetic Seasonality. A Change Triggered from Changing the Order of the Factors (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD on 17 Dec 2016)

Date published in this blog:

December 17, 2016 Orbital Seasonality vs Kinetic Seasonality. A Change Triggered from Changing the Order of The Factors (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2016/12/17 10:14:02 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6216012382796279808

Research · December 2016
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.20129.81760

In October 2014, after having performed research over atmospheric dynamics since 2001 as Atmospheric Biologist, I published what it was my assessment over the potential changes triggered over the global dynamics by an increase in GHGs and aerosols. Being CO2 a molecular element enhancing atmospheric thermal conductance, and aerosols acting as droplet nuclei in cloud formation, their combined effect altogether with alterations in the water cycles and energy flows due to anthropogenic activity would increase the capacity for the atmosphere to absorb, contain and disperse water vapour. But more importantly, this water vapour would incorporate an increase of energy into the atmospheric pool which it would affect atmospheric developments such as the strength, paths and life periods of lows and highs as much as those events concentrating energetic discharges in form of precipitation, wind and heat or cold waves. The outcome from such assessment foresees an spreading of energy through the atmosphere in Latitude and Altitude, driving a climatic drift which will affect life cycles in animals and plants as well as in soil degradation and water availability. The assessments presented through the series of publications shared in the line of research published in this blog apply a point of view which considers an order of factors driven by thermodynamical principles. As the process followed in the order of the steps taken to cook the recipe to make an environment. All these assessments foresee a change in the progression of Seasonality from Orbital Driven to Kinetic driven, considering kinetic an expression of the energy being driving the seasonal climatic regimes around the latitudes and longitudes.

Orbital Seasonality vs Kinetic Seasonality. A Change Triggered from Changing the Order of the Factors (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD on 17 Dec 2016). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311796554_Orbital_Seasonality_vs_Kinetic_Seasonality_A_Change_Triggered_from_Changing_the_Order_of_the_Factors_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla_PhD_on_17_Dec_2016.

Climate and Indexes. A dashboard of Confusion between State and Attitude. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD)

Date published in this blog:

January 20, 2017 Climate and Indexes. A dashboard of Confusion. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD)

Links to the publication at LinkedIn’s groups (2017/01/20 01:45:45 UTC):

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=activity%3A6228205633150164992

RESEARCHGATE

Research · February 2017
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25016.96007

Recently NOAA has released the annual assessment over the Temperature Anomalies recorded worldwide for the year 2016. The conclusion offered is that ” with the contribution of eight consecutive high monthly temperature records set from January to August, and the remainder of the months ranking among their five warmest, 2016 became the warmest year in NOAA’s 137-year series. ” Several interpretations are offered trying to justify the present scenario. Among many explanations and opinions offered there is a main stream line of thought which I find confusing. In one hand, when considering Warming events in the Arctic, it has been suggested that the absence of Ice could be the cause behind it. In other hand, when the warming is considered at global scale, it is considered that the El Nino anomaly recorded through 2015 is behind the global warm up. Both arguments implicitly assume that the absence of ice at the North Pole and the temperatures recorded at the Equatorial Pacific are sources of heat. Sources great enough to warm up Arctic circulation in the first case, and even the whole planetary atmosphere in the case of the ENSO. That is confusing. We know that heat, or molecular kinetic energy, is not created, and neither destroyed by any form of ” dissipation ” (as I have seen argumented in other forums), only transformed between energy forms or transferred in location through matter. So, what confuses me is the lack of attention justifying the origin of the source for the heat measured in both events and the properties required to hold it, in both cases: Arctic warming and ENSO fluctuations. If the Arctic gets abnormally warmer due to warmer waters, how warm have those waters to be in order to not only keep warm through winter but, at the same time, loose heat warming up an atmosphere which due to its dry composition should not even absorb any heat? If the water at the Equatorial Pacific gets warmer than normal, how warm have to be those waters in order to be the source of enough heat to affect global temperatures? But over all, if those events can be considered localised sources of heat, how can the planetary system accommodate enough kinetic energy to feed those local events while delivering simultaneously global temperatures above the mean? And all of that without showing variations in the radiation net balance between emitted and received?.

Climate and Indexes. A dashboard of Confusion between State and Attitude. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315677476_Climate_and_Indexes_A_dashboard_of_Confusion_between_State_and_Attitude_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla_PhD.

Feb 2017. Polar Jet Stream and Atmospheric Dynamics. Follow-up over Past and Present Conditions (By Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD)

Date published in this blog:

February 9, 2017 Feb 2017. Polar Jet Stream and Atmospheric Dynamics. Follow-up over Past and Present Conditions (By Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD)

Link to the publication at LinkedIn’s wall (2017/02/9):

https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6235547038461759488

RESEARCHGATE

Research · April 2017

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.36764.28802

After obtaining a Masters degree in Environmental Biology in 2001, since 2002 I have been studying environmental synergies including a PhD in 2007 in Atmospheric Biology (Aerobiology) examining synergies between atmospheric conditions and biological cycles of anemophilous plants. In 2013 I begun a new line of research in a blog format addressing environmental topics. This line of research has considered integrating all aspects of the global ecosystem in a singular assessment which reflects a synergistic interaction between all of the phases of our environment, liquid (water cycles), solid (land use and cover) and gaseous (Atmosphere and gaseous emissions). In 2014 I presented a theory about the common thread shared by all those components showcasing the relevance that they play within variations in the energy flows linking all phases of the ecosystem. Such alteration would have the potential to trigger climatic drifts. Following this assessment I have kept performing assessments looking into the veracity that real time developments would add to my point of view. There are several publications in this blog which contain the words “follow-up” which can be found easily at the Timeline page. In particular for the present publication, in April 2016 I published a piece wrapping up conclusions gathered from the assessments carried out to such day: Atmospheric Dynamics, GHG’s, Thermal Conductivity and Polar Jet Stream (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD) In my research it has become relevant the heterogeneous distribution, composition and behaviour of: • monoatomic and polyatomic molecules in the atmosphere; • variations in pressure; • location of events driven by the strength of winds and thermal contrasts; • the enhanced atmospheric mixing ratio due to convective forcing and/or rain events • increasing turbulence; • the release transport and deposition of aerosols and their behaviour as rain drop nuclei due to their properties over clouds and rain drop formation, energy flows interacting from processes of evaporation and condensation as well as • biological evapotranspiration and respiration, and • biochemical processes affecting atmospheric composition (photosynthesis). Furthermore in my research it has become relevant the concentration and time of permanency for different molecular compounds and their different properties interacting in energy flows such as condensable (water) and not condensable gases (GHGs). All those factors (at least) are relevant since they either define or indicate the state of heat transfer efficiency in the atmosphere. Derived from addressing synergies and feedbacks between those factors discussed in previous posts, in this publication I present some of my conclusions.

Feb 2017. Polar Jet Stream and Atmospheric Dynamics. Follow-up over Past and Present Conditions (By Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315803910_Feb_2017_Polar_Jet_Stream_and_Atmospheric_Dynamics_Follow-up_over_Past_and_Present_Conditions_By_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla_PhD

Climbing The Hill Of Development (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.)

Date published in this blog:

July 27, 2016 Climbing The Hill Of Development (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.)

Link to the publication at LinkedIn’s wall (2016/07/27):

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6164126496328863744/

RESEARCHGATE

Research · April 2017

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.27552.79360

The reason behind the title for this article is that in all aspects of climate research it feels like we are climbing a hill in too many senses. The effort that it takes to move in scientific agreement and the measurements being monitored. And we have become so used to see numbers climbing that it seems like a relief when we are told that the deterioration of our environment has stopped from increasing regardless the implications from keep happening at an steady continuous pace. In this article I present a disscusion on this topic based on previous assessments presented in the line of research published by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD at https://diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com and also considering currrent developments and measurements related with climatic assessments. (July 2016) I believe that the hypothesis presented in previous posts in the line of research published at the blog and ResearchGate, 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 (see conversation with Prof Jennifer Francis). So please feel free to incorporate your thoughts and comments in a constructive manner.

Climbing The Hill Of Development (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316658122_Climbing_The_Hill_Of_Development_by_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla_PhD 

CO2 Tree Management and Technology. Discussion Review By Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD

Date published in this blog:

May 26, 2017 CO2 Makes Headlines To Grow Like Trees, Shaping Different Forests Offering Different Views (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD)

Link to the publication at LinkedIn’s wall (2017/05/26):

https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6273911541628706816

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RESEARCHGATE

Research · May 2017. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.16286.33601

(Original title in the research blog “Filling In, Finding Out Gaps Of Knowledge”: “CO2 Makes Headlines To Grow Like Trees, Shaping Different Forests Offering Different Views by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD”)

In this publication I offer a discussion over some articles published in the media on CO2, tree growth and cover and management as well as the expectations put on technology. I try to offer a point of view based on the use of headlines addressing media, science and policies with an implementation of a discussion reviewing the outcome from the 4 years research project “Filling In Finding Out Gaps of Knowledge” by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD.

CO2 Tree Management and Technology. Discussion Review By Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD. Available in pdf format from [accessed May 30, 2017]:

 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317224632_CO2_Tree_Management_and_Technology_Discussion_Review_By_Diego_Fdez-Sevilla_PhD

 

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About myself:

After finnishing my Masters in Environmental Science in 2001, I have performed research at PhD level and worked inside and outside academia at institutions linked with environmental research and management. In 2013 I found myself in a period of transition searching for a new job’s position.

In such competitive scenario, instead of just moving my cv between desks waiting for my next opportunity to arrive, I used it as an advantageous standing point to start and develop independent research in a blog in which I could open my own line of research completely free of external pressures or interferences.

Through the whole project I have increasingly being focused on publishing pieces of original research applying my own perspective aiming to address relevant environmental questions.

The level of uncertainty which I have accomplished in my assessments has reached enough accuracy to replicate real time developments to the point of compete with models sustained by corporate and administrative budgets.

At this point Feb 2017, it has reached an stage in which its framework has been defined and it has been applied in follow-ups (in the timeline section at the bottom use ctrl+F: “follow-up”) delivering the subsequent conclusions. Therefore, the work which I present in my blog has become a chapter in my career, and I should focus now my attention on my new steps towards professional and personal growth.

The economic support sustaining the three years of research presented in this blog has been private based on my own capacity to generate it. Once the main conclusions of the project have demonstrated their value, it is time for my career to find new ways of growth and/or external sources of financial support.

Therefore, at this time Feb 2017, the generation of assessments over present developments discontinues its weekly bases in the absence of external financial support.

Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD In transition

I am looking for new opportunities and new challenges, to join a team. At the same time that I look for job openings to incorporate my resume, I would encourage any one finding interesting any of the skills which I apply throughout my research, as well as communicator, to evaluate my profile as a candidate for your projects. email d.fdezsevilla(at)gmail.com

You can look at the whole project (more than 190 posts between Oct 2013 to Feb 2017) published at https://diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com and also you will find some of those publications in my profile at ResearchGate

I am living in Spain free to relocate geographically worldwide.

About this Project:

My definition of Climate Drift is: the deviation from equilibrium of the conditions allowing the perpetuity of an established symbiotic relationship between biotic and none biotic components in a micro and macro ecosystem. This situation can be due to changes in any component of the ecosystem playing a synergistic effect over the rest. And the causes can be either a change in the magnitude of the already implemented forces in place, changes in the directionality or rates in the flows of energy pre-established OR/AND the impact suffered by the incorporation of new components/forces and energy sinks or sources in any part of the system interfering with the previously established order and balance.

This project published in a blog format, offers pieces of original research in environmental science, and a space for discussion, based on considering as a major factor limiting our understandings the lack of attention given to the gaps of knowledge existent. The concepts, measurements and parameters applied to address environmental synergistic interactions are too narrow and isolated from each other to understand their full meaning. Such circumstance induce to reach dogmatic patterns of thought to make the quickest conclusions in the absence of a better and clear idea describing what is happening.

In this Project I aim to address those limitations using observational analyses offering assessments over real time events considering those as proxies of significant value to make interpretations over global synergistic relationships.

Feedback is always welcome here and at my email d.fdezsevilla(at)gmail.com

Since 2002 I have performed research over the Atmospheric Dynamics interacting with the biota in the field of Aerobiology. In Oct 2013 I focused my attention over climatic dynamics and in Oct 2014 I published what I believe to be a valid theory explaining current developments in atmospheric dynamics. I shared my thoughts at my blog and several groups in LinkedIn (like the AGU, NASA and NOA groups) where the immense response offered has been silence.

In Feb 2015 I published a revision and since then a constant follow-up throughout more than 200 assessments. Still today, April 2017, the majority of the response is silence despite the amount of visits identified by all the SEO tools and the interactions and shares accounted. See the related stats at the Timeline page.

So I thank your open feedback and share.

Nowadays, there are many divisions between disciplines due to the isolated nature of their specific language and methodologies. I might not use the right vocabulary for all the fields which I discuss, or the right data or the right reasoning. But when nobody is able to offer a consensus over what it is going on, I wonder, what is right this days?.

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