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


S.M. Vicente-Serrano, E. Aguilar, R. Martínez, N. Martín-Hernández, C. Azorin-Molina, A. Sanchez-Lorenzo, A. El Kenawy, M. Tomás-Burguera, E. Morán-Tejeda, J.I. Lopez-Moreno, J. Revuelto, S. Beguería, J.J. Nieto, A. Drumond, L. Gimeno, R. Nieto (2017) The complex influence of ENSO on droughts in Ecuador, Climate Dynamics, 48:405-427, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-016-3082-y (Published) [pdf]

M. Vázquez, R. Nieto, A. Drumond, L. Gimeno (2017) Extreme Sea Ice Loss over the Arctic: An Analysis Based on Anomalous Moisture Transport, Atmosphere, 8(2), 32; doi:10.3390/atmos8020032 (Published) [pdf]

R. Sorí, R. Nieto, A. Drumond, L. Gimeno (2017) The Niger River Basin Moisture Sources: A Lagrangian Analysis, Atmosphere, 8(2), 38, doi:10.3390/atmos8020038 (Published) [pdf]

A.M. Durán-Quesada, L. Gimeno, J. Amador (2017) Role of moisture transport for Central American precipitation, Earth System Dynamics, 8, 147-161, doi:10.5194/esd-8-147-2017 (Published) [pdf]

I. Hoyos, F. Domínguez, J. Cañón-Barriga, J.A. Martínez, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno, P.A. Dirmeyer (2017) Moisture origin and transport processes in Colombia, northern South America, Climate Dynamics, pp 1-20, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-017-3653-6 (Published) [pdf]

L.F. Gozzo, R.P. da Rocha, L. Gimeno, A. Drumond (2017) Climatology and numerical case study of moisture sources associated with subtropical cyclogenesis over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JD025764 (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 (2017) Recent changes in monthly surface air temperature over Peru, 1964-2014, International Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.5176 (Published) [pdf]

A. Drumond, L. Gimeno, R. Nieto, R.M. Trigo, S.M. Vicente-Serrano (2017) Drought episodes in the climatological sinks of the Mediterranean moisture source: The role of moisture transport, Global and Planetary Change, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.12.004 (Published) [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 (2017) 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]

R. Sorí, R. Nieto, S.M. Vicente-Serrano, A. Drumond, L. Gimeno (2017) A Lagrangian Perspective of the Hydrological Cycle in the Congo River Basin, Earth System Dynamics, doi:10.5194/esd-2017-21 (Published) [pdf]

D. Ciric, R. Nieto, A.M. Ramos, A. Drumond, L. Gimeno (2017) Wet Spells and Associated Moisture Sources Anomalies across Danube River Basin, Water, 9, 615, doi:10.3390/w9080615 (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.



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