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Luis Gimeno     Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Luis Gimeno published an article in October 2018.
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Ricardo Garcia

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Materials Science Factory

R. M. Trigo

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Instituto Dom Luiz, Faculdade de Ciências; Universidade de Lisboa; Lisbon Portugal

R. Martinez

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Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Group; BioCruces Health Research Institute; UPV-EHU, CIBERDEM, CIBERER; Cruces University Hospital; Barakaldo Spain

E. Hernández

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Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, México

Raquel Nieto

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Environmental Physics Laboratory (EphysLab), Facultad 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 1 Citation The Identification of Iran’s Moisture Sources Using a Lagrangian Particle Dispersion Model Mojtaba Heydarizad, Ezzat Raeisi, Rogert Sori, Luis Gimeno Published: 17 October 2018
Atmosphere, doi: 10.3390/atmos9100408
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Iran has faced many water shortage crises in the past. Iran’s moisture sources for precipitation were identified by Lagrangian approach using the FLEXible PARTicle dispersion model (FLEXPART) v9.0 model. The results demonstrate that Iran receives its moisture from both continental and oceanic sources. During the wet season, moisture uptake from the Arabian Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Mediterranean Sea is dominant, while during the dry season, the role of the Red Sea, the Caspian Sea, and the Persian Gulf is intensified. Studying drought conditions by comparing 1-month, 6-month, and 12-month standardized precipitation index (SPI) with (E-P) values of oceanic and continental moisture sources (E stands for the evaporation and P the precipitation) using multiregression model demonstrates that among oceanic sources the Arabian Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Indian Ocean affect SPI values and among continental sources, moisture from bare grounds and cultivated lands influences SPI values during wet season. However, no correlation exists between oceanic and continental (E-P) and SPI values during the dry season. The results obtained by this study can be used by meteorologists and hydrology scientists for future water management programmes in Iran.
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 1 Citation An overview of offshore wind energy resources in Europe under present and future climate Maite DeCastro, Xurxo Costoya, Santiago Salvador, David Carv... Published: 15 July 2018
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1111/nyas.13924
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Article 5 Reads 0 Citations A new pattern of the moisture transport for precipitation related to the drastic decline in Arctic sea ice extent Luis Gimeno-Sotelo, Raquel Nieto, Marta Vázquez, Luis Gimeno Published: 23 May 2018
Earth System Dynamics, doi: 10.5194/esd-9-611-2018
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In this study we use the term moisture transport for precipitation for a target region as the moisture coming to this region from its major moisture sources resulting in precipitation over the target region (MTP). We have identified changes in the pattern of moisture transport for precipitation over the Arctic region, the Arctic Ocean, and its 13 main subdomains concurrent with the major sea ice decline that occurred in 2003. The pattern consists of a general decrease in moisture transport in summer and enhanced moisture transport in autumn and early winter, with different contributions depending on the moisture source and ocean subregion. The pattern is statistically significant and consistent with changes in the vertically integrated moisture fluxes and frequency of circulation types. The results of this paper also reveal that the assumed and partially documented enhanced poleward moisture transport from lower latitudes as a consequence of increased moisture from climate change seems to be less simple and constant than typically recognised in relation to enhanced Arctic precipitation throughout the year in the present climate.
Article 3 Reads 1 Citation Streamlining the consent process for the implementation of offshore wind farms in Spain, considering existing regulation... Santiago Salvador, Luis Gimeno, F. Javier Sanz Larruga Published: 01 May 2018
Ocean & Coastal Management, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.02.014
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