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Raquel Nieto   Professor  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
UVIGO – University of Vigo, Ourense, Spain.
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Raquel Nieto published an article in October 2018.
Research Keywords & Expertise
0 Climatology
0 Evaporation
0 Humidity
0 Meteorology
0 Transport of Moisture
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Ignacio Bravo

174 shared publications

Politechnic School, University of Alcalá (UAH), 28805 Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Milica Stojanovic

144 shared publications

National Museum in Belgrade, Trg Republike 1a, Belgrade, Serbia

Luis Gimeno

81 shared publications

Environmental Physics Laboratory (EphysLab), Facultad de Ciencias, Universidade de Vigo, 32004 Ourense, Spain

J. F. Aguilera

73 shared publications

Department of Physiology and Biochemistry of Animal Nutrition, Estación Experimental del Zaidín (CSIC), Camino del Jueves s/n, 18100 Armilla, Granada, Spain

Anita Drumond

53 shared publications

EPhysLab (Environmental Physics Laboratory), Facultade de Ciencias, Universidade de Vigo, 32004 Ourense, Spain

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations The Role of Moisture Sources and Climatic Teleconnections in Northeastern and South-Central Iran’s Hydro-Climatology Mojtaba Heydarizad, Ezzat Raeisi, Rogert Sori, Luis Gimeno, ... Published: 31 October 2018
Water, doi: 10.3390/w10111550
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Iran faces climate disparities due to extreme topographic anomalies, the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf water bodies, influences from diverse air masses and moisture sources, and its considerable area. FLEXPART model has been utilized to determine the main marine and continental moisture sources for south-central (Shiraz box) and northeastern (Mashhad box) parts of Iran. The marine moisture sources directly influenced extreme drought and wet conditions in Shiraz and Mashhad boxes during the wet period, while no correlation was observed during the dry period. In addition to local components, extreme drought and wet conditions have also been influenced by the climatic teleconnections. Extreme drought conditions mainly occurred during the La Niña phase, while wet conditions mainly occurred during the El Niño phase. Scrutinizing the effect of marine moisture sources on the hydrology of water resources demonstrated that the moisture contribution from the Arabian Sea directly influenced the discharges of Chenar-rahdar (in the Shiraz box) and Kardeh (in the Mashhad box) rivers during the wet period. However, the Red Sea inversely correlated with the discharges of both rivers during the dry period. Hydrogeologists, hydrologists, and meteorologists can utilize the outputs of this survey to develop climatology and hydrology models in the future.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations From Amazonia to southern Africa: atmospheric moisture transport through low-level jets and atmospheric rivers Alexandre M. Ramos, Ross C. Blamey, Iago Algarra, Raquel Nie... Published: 18 September 2018
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1111/nyas.13960
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Contribution of Moisture from Mediterranean Sea to Extreme Precipitation Events over Danube River Basin Danica Ciric, Raquel Nieto, Alexandre M. Ramos, Anita Drumon... Published: 04 September 2018
Water, doi: 10.3390/w10091182
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In the most recent decades, central Europe and the Danube River Basin area have been affected by an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme daily rainfall, which has resulted in the more frequent occurrence of significant flood events. This study characterised the link between moisture from the Mediterranean Sea and extreme precipitation events, with varying lengths that were recorded over the Danube River basin between 1981 and 2015, and ranked the events with respect to the different time scales. The contribution of the Mediterranean Sea to the detected extreme precipitation events was then estimated using the Lagrangian FLEXPART dispersion model. Experiments were modelled in its forward mode, and particles leaving the Mediterranean Sea were tracked for a period of time determined with respect to the length of the extreme event. The top 100 extreme events in the ranking with durations of 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 days were analysed, and it was revealed that most of these events occurred in the winter. For extreme precipitation, positive anomalies of moisture support from the Mediterranean were found to be in the order of 80% or more, but this support reached 100% in summer and spring. The results show that extreme precipitation events with longer durations are more influenced by the extreme Mediterranean anomalous moisture supply than those with shorter lengths. However, it is during shorter events when the Mediterranean Sea contributes higher amounts of moisture compared with its climatological mean values; for longer events, this contribution decreases progressively (but still doubles the climatological moisture contribution from the Mediterranean Sea). Finally, this analysis provides evidence that the optimum time period for accumulated moisture to be modelled by the Lagrangian model is that for which the extreme event is estimated. In future studies, this fine characterisation could assist in modelling moisture contributions from sources in relation to individual extreme events.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations The climatology of dust events over the European continent using data of the BSC-DREAM8b model F. Mandija, V.M. Chavez-Perez, R. Nieto, M. Sicard, V. Danyl... Published: 01 September 2018
Atmospheric Research, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.03.006
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Article 2 Reads 0 Citations Variations in Moisture Supply from the Mediterranean Sea during Meteorological Drought Episodes over Central Europe Milica Stojanovic, Anita Drumond, Raquel Nieto, Luis Gimeno Published: 19 July 2018
Atmosphere, doi: 10.3390/atmos9070278
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The climate in Central Europe (CEU) during the 20th century is characterized by an overall temperature increase. Severe and prolonged drought events began occurring towards the end and these have continued into the 21st century. This study aims to analyze variations in the moisture supply from the Mediterranean Sea (MDS) during meteorological drought episodes occurring over the CEU region over the last three decades. A total of 51 meteorological drought episodes (22 with summer onsets, and 29 with winter) are identified over the CEU during the period 1980–2015 through the one-month Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI-1), and their respective indicators, including duration, severity, intensity, and peak values, are then computed. Lagrangian forward-in-time analysis reveals that negative anomalies of moisture coming from the MDS prevail in all episodes except seven. Linear regression analysis between variations in the MDS anomalies and indicators of the drought episodes shows a significant linear relationship between severity, duration, peak values (winter), and MDS anomalies, which implies that drought episodes last longer and are more severe with an increase in the negative anomaly of moisture supply from the MDS. Nevertheless, no linear relationship is found between the intensity and peak values (annual, summer) of drought episodes and anomalies in the moisture contribution from the MDS.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Moisture transport from the Arctic: a characterization from a Lagrangian perspective M. Vazquez, R. Nieto, A. Drumond, L. Gimeno Published: 29 June 2018
Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica, doi: 10.18172/cig.3477
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