Dr. Luis Gimeno



Área de Física de la Tierra
Facultad de Ciencias de Ourense
Campus As Lagoas
32004 Ourense

e-mail: l.gimeno@uvigo.es
Teléfono: +34 988 387208
Fax: +34 988 387227


Working Fields

Climate Diagnosis - Climatic Change - Troposphere-Stratosphere Coupling

Modes of Atmospheric Variability - Synoptic Meteorology

Souces of Moisture (water vapour/precipitable water transport)

Member of the Editorial Board:

  • Atmosphere (2014-...)
  • Frontiers in Atmospheric Science (2013-...)
  • Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics (2008-...)
  • Antarctic Science (2008-...)
  • Advances in Meteorology (2008-..).
  • Journal of Geophysical Research- Atmospheres (2007-2012)
  • Progress in Natural Science (2007-....)
  • Research Letters in Physics (2007-....)
  • Environmental Science and Policy (2007-....)
  • The Open Atmospheric Science Journal (2007-....)
  • Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (2007-....)
  • Pure and Applied Geophysics (2006-....)
  • The Scientific World Journal- Atm.c Systems (2006-....)
  • Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics (2004-....)
  • Climate Research (2003-....)
  • Journal of Atmospheric and Ocean Science (2005-2006)


Member of Research Networks:

  • Action COST-734: Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on European Agriculture CLIVAGRI
  • Action COST-733: Harmonisation and Applications of Weather Types Classifications for European Regions
  • Action COST-723: Data Exploitation and Modelling for the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere
  • Action COST-ES0602: Towards a European Network on Chemical Weather Forecasting and Information System: ENCWF
  • Action COST-ES0601: Advances in homogenisation methods of climate series: an integrated approach: HOME
  • Programa CYTED-406RT0285: Efecto de los cambios globales sobre los humedales de Iberoamérica
  • Programa CYTED-406RT0266: Red Iberoamericana para el monitoreo y pronóstico de fenómenos hidrometeorológicos
  • CLIVAR España
  • European Union FP6. Climate Change and Impact Research: the Mediterranean Environment CIRCE; Work Package 6.1: Mediterranean Stream, Characterization and Indices


M. Vázquez, R. Nieto, A. Drumond, L. Gimeno (2018) Moisture transport from the Arctic: a characterization from a Lagrangian perspective, Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica, P 1-12 http://doi.org/10.18172/cig.3477 (In press) [pdf]

S.M. Vicente-Serrano, M. Bidegain, M. Tomas-Burguera, F. Domínguez-Castro, A.E. Kenawy, T. McVicar, C. Azorin-Molina, J.I. Lopez-Moreno, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno, A. Giménez (2018) A comparison of temporal variability of observed and model-based pan evaporation over Uruguay (1973–2014), International Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.5179 (Published) [pdf]

S.M. Vicente-Serrano, J.I. Lopez-Moreno, K. Correa, G. Avalos, J. Bazo, C. Azorin-Molina, F. Domínguez-Castro, A. El Kenawy, L. Gimeno, R. Nieto (2018) Recent changes in monthly surface air temperature over Peru, 1964-2014, International Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.5176 (Published) [pdf]

I. Hoyos, F. Domínguez, J. Cañón-Barriga, J.A. Martínez, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno, P.A. Dirmeyer (2018) Moisture origin and transport processes in Colombia, northern South America, Climate Dynamics, pp 1-20, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-017-3653-6 (Published) [pdf]

S. Salvador, L. Gimeno, F. J. Sanz Larruga (2018) Streamlining the consent process for the implementation of offshore wind farms in Spain, considering existing regulations in leading European countries, Ocean and Coastal Management, Volumen 157, 68-85, DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.02.014 (Published) [pdf]

S. Salvador, X. Costoya, F. J. Sanz Larruga, L. Gimeno (2018) Development of Offshore Wind Power: Contrasting Optimal Wind Sites with Legal Restrictions in Galicia, Spain, Energies, 2018, 11(4), 731; Pages: 1-25 doi:10.3390/en11040731 (Published) [pdf]

Z. Salah, R. Nieto, A. Drumond, L. Gimeno, S. Vicente-Serrano (2018) A Lagrangian analysis of the moisture budget over the Fertile Crescent during two intense drought episodes, Journal of Hydrology, Volume 560, May 2018, Pages 382-395 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.03.021 (Published) [pdf]

M. Stojanovic, A. Drumond, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno (2018) Anomalies in Moisture Supply during the 2003 Drought Event in Europe: A Lagrangian Analysis, Water, 2018, 10(4), 467. Pages 1-19. doi:10.3390/w10040467 (Published) [pdf]

D. Ciric, R. Nieto, L. Losada, A. Drumond, L. Gimeno (2018) The Mediterranean Moisture Contribution to Climatological and Extreme Monthly Continental Precipitation, Water, 2018, 10(4), 519; Pages 1-19 doi:10.3390/w10040519 (Published) [pdf]

F. Mandija, V.M. Chavez-Perez, R. Nieto, M. Sicard, V. Danylevsky, J.A. Añel, L. Gimeno (2018) The climatology of dust events over the European continent using data of the BSC-DREAM8b model, Atmospheric Research, Volume 209, 1 September 2018, Pages 144-162, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.03.006 (Published) [pdf]

S. Salvador, L. Gimeno, F. J. Sanz Larruga (2018) The influence of regulatory framework on environmental impact assessment in the development of offshore wind farms in Spain: Issues, challenges and solutions, Ocean and Coastal Management, Volume 161, 1 July 2018, Pages 165–176 (Published) [pdf]

L. Gimeno-Sotelo, R. Nieto, M. Vázquez, L. Gimeno (2018) A new pattern of the moisture transport for precipitation related to the drastic decline in Arctic sea ice extent, Earth System Dynamics, 9, 611-625, 2018 https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-611-2018 (Published) [pdf]

R. Sorí, J. Marengo, R. Nieto, A. Drumond, L. Gimeno (2018) The Atmospheric Branch of the Hydrological Cycle over the Negro and Madeira River Basins in the Amazon Region, Water, 2018, 10(6), 738 https://doi.org/10.3390/w10060738 (Published) [pdf]

S.M. Vicente-Serrano, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno, C. Azorin-Molina, A. Drumond, A. El Kenawy, F. Domínguez-Castro, M. Tomas-Burguera, M. Peña-Gallardo (2018) Recent changes of relative humidity: regional connections with land and ocean processes, Earth System Dynamics, Vol 9, Issue 2, 915-937, 2018 https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-915-2018 (Published) [pdf]

M. deCastro, X. Costoya, S. Salvador, D. Carvalho, M. Gómez-Gesteira, F. J. Sanz Larruga, L. Gimeno (2018) An overview of offshore wind energy resources in Europe under present and future climate, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Pages 1-28 DOI: doi: 10.1111/nyas.13924 (Published) [pdf]

M. Stojanovic, A. Drumond, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno (2018) Variations in Moisture Supply from the Mediterranean Sea during Meteorological Drought Episodes over Central Europe, Atmosphere, 2018, 9, 278 Pages 1-15 doi:10.3390/atmos9070278 (Published) [pdf]

F. Domínguez-Castro, S. Vicente-Serrano, J.I. Lopez-Moreno, K. Correa, G. Avalos, C. Azorin-Molina, A.E. Kenawy, M. Tomás-Burguera, F. Navarro‐Serrano, M. Peña-Gallardo, L. Gimeno, R. Nieto (2018) Mapping seasonal and annual extreme precipitation over the Peruvian Andes, International Journal of Climatology, Pages 1-17 DOI: 10.1002/joc.5739 (Published) [pdf]

D. Ciric, R. Nieto, A.M. Ramos, A. Drumond, L. Gimeno (2018) Contribution of Moisture from Mediterranean Sea to Extreme Precipitation Events over Danube River Basin, Water, 2018, 10(9), 1182; DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/w10091182 (Published) [pdf]

A.M. Ramos, R.C. Blamey, I. Algarra, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno, R. Tomé, C. Reason, R.M. Trigo (2018) From Amazonia to southern Africa: atmospheric moisture transport through low-level jets and atmospheric rivers, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, (2018) Pages 1–14 DOI: 10.1111/nyas.13960 (Published) [pdf]

M. Heydarizad, E. Raeisi, R. Sorí, L. Gimeno (2018) The Identification of Iran’s Moisture Sources Using a Lagrangian Particle Dispersion Model, Atmosphere, 2018, 9(10), 408; DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos9100408 (Published) [pdf]

M. Heydarizad, E. Raeisi, R. Sorí, L. Gimeno, R. Nieto (2018) The Role of Moisture Sources and Climatic Teleconnections in Northeastern and South-Central Iran’s Hydro-Climatology, Water, 2018, 10(11), 1550; Pages 1-18 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/w10111550 (Published) [pdf]

Book Chapters




(22) Trigo R. and Gimeno L. (2009) Weather Pattern Changes in the Tropics and Mid-Latitudes as an Indicator of Global Changes. In " Climate and Global Change: observed impacts on Planet Earth". Ed. Trevor Letcher. Chapter 8, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp 165-180.


(21) Taboada J.J., Lorenzo M.N. and Gimeno L. (2009) Tendencias na escala sinóptica para o século XXI. En Evidencias e Impactos do Cambio Climático en Galicia. Ed. Tórculo. Xunta de Galicia. Santiago de Compostela. Capítulo 27, pp 559-568.


(20) Taboada J.J., Lorenzo M.N. and Gimeno L. (2009) Variabilidade e tendencias na escala sinóptica. En Evidencias e Impactos do Cambio Climático en Galicia. Ed. Tórculo. Xunta de Galicia. Santiago de Compostela. Capítulo 2, pp 59-73.


(19) Reboitia M., Nieto R., Gimeno L., da Rocha R. and Ambrizzi, T. (2009) Cutoff-Low systems: Comparison NCEP versus RegCM3. In Preprints of International Baltex Secretariat, WCRP, Publication Nº 41, GEWEX, Geneve.


(18) Añel J.A., Gimeno L., de la Torre, L. and García R.R. (2008) Climate modelling and supercomputing. In Dixitos: special edition: computational science monograph,july 2008. CESGA, Santiago de Compostela. Spain. pp 31-32.


(17) Gallego D, Nieto R, Gimeno L y Ribera P (2007) Identificación dinámica de las fuentes de humedad en la cuenca del Orinoco. Efectos de los cambios globales sobre los recursos hídricos y ecosistemas marino costeros. Eds, Fernández A., Fernández L. and Vanina monografía de la red CYTED 406-RT-0285. Serie El agua En Iberoamérica, Vol 12.Print and Service, Buenos Aires.


(16) Hidalgo J, Masson V, Pigeon G y Gimeno L (2006) Analysis of an Anticyclonic Summer period in the City of Toulouse, IOP5 of the experimental campaign CAPITOUL. In Preprints of the 6th International Conference on Urban Climate, 12-16 June, 2006, Göteborg, Sweden, pp 144-147.


(15) Trigo R, Xoplaki E, Zorita E, Luterbacher J, Krichak S, Alpert P, Jacobeit J, Saenz J, Fernández J, González-Rouco JF, García-Herrera R, Rodo X, Brunetti M, Nanni T, Maugeri M, Turkes M, Gimeno L, Ribera P, Brunet M, Trigo I, Crepon M y Mariotti A (2006) Relations between variability in the Mediterranean region and Mid-latitude variability. In Mediterranean Climate Variability; Developments in Earth & Environmental Sciences 4. Lionello P, P Malanotte-Rizzoli and R Boscolo (Eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 179-226.


(14) Bladé I, Calvo N, Fonseca B, Doblas-Reyes F, Gallego D, Peña C, Gimeno L, Rodó X, Tintoré J, Orfila A y Álvarez A (2006) Contexto científico y resultados relevantes de CLIVAR-ESPAÑA. En Estado de la Investigación del Clima en España. Parc Cientific de Barcelona, Barcelona, pp. 8-13.


(13) Luterbacher J, Xoplaki E, Casty C, Wanner H, Pauling A, Küttel M, Rutishauser T, Brönnimann S, Fischer E, Fleitmann D, González-Rouco FJ, García-Herrera R, Barriendos M, Rodrigo F, González-Hidalgo JC, Saz MA, Gimeno L, Ribera P, Brunet M, Paeth H, Rimbu N, Felis T, Jacobeit J, Dünkeloh A, Zorita E, Guiot J, Türkes M, Alcoforado MJ, Trigo R, Wheeler D, Tett S, Mann ME, Touchan R, Shindell DT, Silenzi S, Montagna P, Camuffo D, Mariotti A, Nanni T, Brunetti M, Maugeri M, Zerefos Ch, de Zolt S y Lionello P (2006) Mediterranean climate variability over the last centuries: A review. In Mediterranean Climate Variability; Developments in Earth & Environmental Sciences 4. Lionello P, P Malanotte-Rizzoli and R Boscolo (Eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 27-148.

(12) de la Torre L, Ribera P, Gimeno L, Añel JA y Nieto R (2004) Utilización del momento angular relativo para el estudio de NAO/AO. Física de la Tierra 16, 73-82.


(11) García-Herrera R, Rubio F, Wheleer D, Hernández E, Prieto MR y Gimeno L (2004) The use of Spanish and British documentary sources in the investigation of Atlantic hurricanes in historical times. In Hurricanes and Typhoons: past, present and future. Eds. Murnane R y Liu K, Prieto (Comp), Columbia University Press, New York, pp 149-176.


(10) García-Herrera R, García R, Prieto MR, Díaz H, Eisched J, Hernández E, Gimeno L, Rubio F y Bascary A (2004) El Galeón de Manila y el clima del Pacífico durante el siglo XVII. En Estudios de historia y ambiente en América II. Eds. García-Martínez E y Prieto MR (Comp), El Colegio de México/IPGH, México.


(9) García R, Können G, Wheeler D y Gimeno L (2003) CLIWOC multilingual meteorological dictionary, KNMI-publicae 205, De Bilt, Netherlannds.


(8) Gallego D, García-Herrera R, Hernández E, Gimeno L y Ribera P (2002) Major influences on the Canary Islands precipitation, Advances in Global Change Research, In Climatic Change: Implications for the Hydrological Cycle and for Water Management (Vol 10), Kluwer Publishing Co., Amsterdam.


(7) Vidal O, Gimeno L, Ribera P, García R, Hernández E y Gallego D (2001) Exploring the possibilities of the advection of temperature to diagnose the influence of changes in the atmospheric circulation on global temperature, In Preprints of the 1st International Conference on Global Warming and the Next Ice Age. 19-24 Agosto 2001, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadá, pp. 220-223.


(6) de la Torre L , Gimeno L, Ribera P, García R, Hernández E. y Gallego D. (2001) The use of Atmospheric Relative angular Momentum to diagnose the Arctic Oscillation, In Preprints of the 1st International Conference on Global Warming and the Next Ice Age. 19-24 Agosto 2001, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadá, pp. 135-138.


(5) Calvo N, García R, Gimeno L, Hernández E, Gallego D y Ribera P (2001) Characterization of ENSO impact on tropospheric MSU temperature, In Preprints of the 1st International Conference on Global Warming and the Next Ice Age. 19-24 Agosto 2001, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadá, pp. 102-105.


(4) Ribera P, Gimeno L, García R, Hernández E y Venegas SA (2001) Statistical Methods for Field Analysis used in Climatology. In Spatial Statistics: Case Studies, J. Mateu and F. Montes (Eds), Series: Advances in Ecological Sciences 13, 300pp, Witpress, Southampton.


(3) Gimeno L, Añel JA, Jorge H, Ribera P, García R y Hernández E (2001) Temperature Component in the Common-Sense Index in northwestern Iberian Peninsula. In Regional Climate Change and Modelling. Springer-Verlag, New York.


(2) Gimeno L (2000) Efectos extratropicales de ENSO. En El Niño: climatología, efectos y predicción. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, pp. 51-67.


(1) García R, Prieto MR, López A, Hernández E, Gimeno L y Herrera R (1999) The Archivo General de Indias (AGI): A Source of Surface Marine Climatological Information. En WMO Technical Report nº 43. WMO/TD-Nº 957, Geneve.



Líneas de Investigación para trabajos Fin de Grado en Ciencias Ambientales