7 May, 2019

Dra. Raquel Nieto

Department of Applied Physics
Earth Sciences
“Campus da Auga” Building
Rúa Canella da Costa da Vela 12
Universidade de Vigo
32004 Ourense, Spain
Office: 2.2
e-mail: rnieto@uvigo.es
Phone: +34 988 387 248

Fax: +34 988 387 227

Scopus ID: 56259084900
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8984-0959
WoS ResearcherID: AAT-8925-2020

Working Fields

  • Sources of Moisture (water vapour/precipitable water transport)
  • Climate Diagnosis – Climatic Change – Modes of Atmospheric Variability
  • Synoptic Meteorology


M. Stojanovic, R. Sorí, G. Guerova, M. Vázquez, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno (2023) Vegetation Greenness Sensitivity to Precipitation and Its Oceanic and Terrestrial Component in Selected Biomes and Ecoregions of the World, Remote Sensing, Vol. 15, Issue 19, 4706; DOI: 10.3390/rs15194706 (Published) [pdf]

V. F. V. V. Miranda, D. Monteiro dos Santos, L. F. Peres, C. Salvador, R. Nieto, G. V. Müller, D. Thielen, R. Libonati (2023) Heat stress in South America over the last four decades: a bioclimatic analysis, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Vol. XXX (Published) [pdf]

A. Gonçalves, R. Nieto, M.L.R. Liberato (2023) Synoptic and Dynamical Characteristics of High-Impact Storms Affecting the Iberian Peninsula during the 2018–2021 Extended Winters, Atmosphere, Vol. 14 Issue 9, 1353 ; DOI: 10.3390/atmos14091353 (Published) [pdf]

G. Alvarez-Socorro, J. C. Fernández-Álvarez, R. Nieto (2023) Moisture Source Analysis of Two Case Studies of Major Extreme Precipitation Events in Summer in the Iberian Peninsula, Atmosphere, Vol. 14, Issue 8, 1213 ; DOI: 10.3390/atmos14081213 (Published) [pdf]

A. Koppa, J. Keune, D. A. MacLeod, M. Singer, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno, K. Michaelides, R. Rosolem, G. Otieno, A. Tadege, D.G. Miralles (2023) A Lagrangian analysis of the sources of rainfall over the Horn of Africa Drylands, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, DOI: 10.1029/2022JD038408 (Published) [pdf]

H. Li, J. Keune, F. Smessaert, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno, D.G. Miralles (2023) Land–atmosphere feedbacks contribute to crop failure in global rainfed breadbaskets, npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, Vol. 6 :51 ; DOI: 10.1038/s41612-023-00375-6 (Published) [pdf]

A. Pérez-Alarcón, P. Coll-Hidalgo, J. C. Fernández-Álvarez, R.M. Trigo, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno (2023) Climatological variations of moisture sources for precipitation of North Atlantic tropical cyclones linked to their tracks, Atmospheric Research, Vol. 290, 106778; DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2023.106778 (Published) [pdf]

J. C. Fernández-Álvarez, A. Pérez-Alarcón, J. Eiras-Barca, A.M. Ramos, S. Rahimi-Esfarjani, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno (2023) Changes in moisture sources of atmospheric rivers landfalling the Iberian Peninsula with WRF-Flexpart, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, DOI: 10.1029/2022JD037612 (Published) [pdf]

A. Pérez-Alarcón, P. Coll-Hidalgo, J. C. Fernández-Álvarez, R.M. Trigo, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno (2023) The rare case of Hurricane Catarina (2004) over the South Atlantic Ocean: The origin of its precipitation through a Lagrangian approach, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, DOI: 10.1002/qj.4452 (Published) [pdf]

A. Pérez-Alarcón, J. C. Fernández-Álvarez, R. Sorí, M.L.R. Liberato, R.M. Trigo, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno (2023) How much of precipitation over the Euroregion Galicia – Northern Portugal is due to tropical-origin cyclones?: A Lagrangian approach, Atmospheric Research, Vol. 285, 106640 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2023.106640 (Published) [pdf]

A. Pérez-Alarcón, P. Coll-Hidalgo, J. C. Fernández-Álvarez, R.M. Trigo, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno (2023) Evaluating changes in the moisture sources for tropical cyclones precipitation in the North Atlantic that underwent extratropical transition, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 50, Issue 7 ; DOI: 10.1029/2022GL102120 (Published) [pdf]

A. Pérez-Alarcón, R. Sorí, J. C. Fernández-Álvarez, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno (2023) Moisture Source for the Precipitation of Tropical Cyclones Over the Pacific Ocean Through a Lagrangian Approach, Journal of Climate, Vol. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-22-0287.1 (Published) [pdf]

C. Salvador, R. Nieto, S. Vicente-Serrano, R. Garcia-Herrera, L. Gimeno, A. M. Vicedo-Cabrera (2023) Public Health Implications of Drought in a Climate Change Context: A Critical Review, Annual Review of Public Health, Vol. 44 ; DOI: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-071421-051636 (Published) [pdf]

J. C. Fernández-Álvarez, M. Vázquez, A. Pérez-Alarcón, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno (2023) Comparison of Moisture Sources and Sinks Estimated with Different Versions of FLEXPART and FLEXPART-WRF Models Forced with ECMWF Reanalysis Data, Journal of Hydrometeorology, DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-22-0018.1 (Published) [pdf]

J. C. Fernández-Álvarez, X. Costoya, A. Pérez-Alarcón, S. Rahimi, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno (2023) Dynamic downscaling of wind speed over the North Atlantic Ocean using CMIP6 projections: Implications for offshore wind power density, Energy Reports, Vol. 9; 873-885 : DOI: 10.1016/j.egyr.2022.12.036 (Published) [pdf]

R. Sorí, L. Gimeno-Sotelo, R. Nieto, M.L.R. Liberato, M. Stojanovic, A. Pérez-Alarcón, J. C. Fernández-Álvarez, L. Gimeno (2023) Oceanic and terrestrial origin of precipitation over 50 major world river basins: Implications for the occurrence of drought, Science of The Total Environment, Vol. 859, Part 2; DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.160288 (Published) [pdf]

A. Gonçalves, M. Correia Marques, S. Loureiro, R. Nieto, M.L.R. Liberato (2023) Disruption risk analysis of the overhead power lines in Portugal, Energy, Vol. 263, Part A; DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2022.125583 (Published) [pdf]

M. Vázquez, R. Nieto, M.L.R. Liberato, L. Gimeno (2023) Influence of teleconnection patterns on global moisture transport during peak precipitation month, International Journal of Climatology, Vol. 43, Issue 2 , 932-949; DOI: 10.1002/joc.7843 (Published) [pdf]