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Executive editors: Camille Li, Stephan Pfahl & Heini Wernli
eISSN: WCD 2698-4016, WCDD 2698-4024
Weather and Climate Dynamics (WCD) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and public discussion of high-quality research on dynamical processes in the atmosphere. It represents a timely effort to establish a seamless perspective on atmospheric flows, on scales from weather to climate (minutes to decades). The scope of the journal includes the following: the dynamics of extreme weather events (case studies and climatological analyses); weather system dynamics in tropical, midlatitude and polar regions; interactions of atmospheric flows with cloud physics and/or radiation; links between the atmospheric water cycle and weather systems; tropical-extratropical and midlatitude-polar interactions; atmospheric teleconnections and stratosphere-troposphere coupling; boundary-layer dynamics and coupling to land, ocean and ice; atmospheric variability and predictability on time scales from minutes to decades; storm track and Hadley cell dynamics; role of atmospheric dynamics in paleoclimate and climate change projections; and other aspects of weather and climate dynamics. Theoretical studies, idealized numerical studies, full-physics numerical studies, and diagnostic studies using (re)analysis and/or observational data are welcome.
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Recent papers

22 Feb 2024
Persistent warm and cold spells in the Northern Hemisphere extratropics: regionalisation, synoptic-scale dynamics and temperature budget
Alexandre Tuel and Olivia Martius
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 263–292, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-263-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-263-2024, 2024
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20 Feb 2024
Replicating the Hadley cell edge and subtropical jet latitude disconnect in idealized atmospheric models
Molly E. Menzel, Darryn W. Waugh, Zheng Wu, and Thomas Reichler
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 251–261, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-251-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-251-2024, 2024
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20 Feb 2024
A new characterization of the North Atlantic eddy-driven jet using 2-dimensional moment analysis
Jacob Perez, Amanda Maycock, Stephen Griffiths, Steven Hardiman, and Christine McKenna
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-318,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-318, 2024
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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19 Feb 2024
Stratospheric influence on the winter North Atlantic storm track in subseasonal reforecasts
Hilla Afargan-Gerstman, Dominik Büeler, C. Ole Wulff, Michael Sprenger, and Daniela I. V. Domeisen
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 231–249, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-231-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-231-2024, 2024
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19 Feb 2024
An ERA5 Climatology of Synoptic-Scale Negative Potential Vorticity-Jet Interactions over the Western North Atlantic
Alexander Lojko, Andrew Charles Winters, Annika Oertel, Christiane Jablonowski, and Ashley Elizabeth Payne
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-382,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-382, 2024
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13 Feb 2024
Impact of climate change on persistent cold-air pools in an alpine valley during the 21st century
Sara Bacer, Julien Beaumet, Martin Ménégoz, Hubert Gallée, Enzo Le Bouëdec, and Chantal Staquet
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 211–229, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-211-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-211-2024, 2024
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09 Feb 2024
Data-driven discovery of mechanisms underlying present and near-future precipitation changes and variability in Brazil
Márcia Talita A. Marques, Maria Luiza Kovalski, Gabriel M. P. Perez, Thomas C. M. Martin, Edson L. S. Y. Barbosa, Pedro Augusto S. M. Ribeiro, and Roilan H. Valdes
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-48,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-48, 2024
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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08 Feb 2024
Linking Gulf Stream air–sea interactions to the exceptional blocking episode in February 2019: a Lagrangian perspective
Marta Wenta, Christian M. Grams, Lukas Papritz, and Marc Federer
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 181–209, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-181-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-181-2024, 2024
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08 Feb 2024
Future changes in North Atlantic winter cyclones in CESM-LE – Part 2: A Lagrangian analysis
Edgar Dolores-Tesillos and Stephan Pfahl
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 163–179, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-163-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-163-2024, 2024
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08 Feb 2024
Linking compound weather extremes to Mediterranean cyclones, fronts and air-streams
Alice Portal, Shira Raveh-Rubin, Jennifer L. Catto, Yonatan Givon, and Olivia Martius
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-270,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-270, 2024
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Highlight articles

12 May 2023
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What distinguishes 100-year precipitation extremes over central European river catchments from more moderate extreme events?
Florian Ruff and Stephan Pfahl
Weather Clim. Dynam., 4, 427–447, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-427-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-427-2023, 2023
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28 Mar 2023
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Investigation of links between dynamical scenarios and particularly high impact of Aeolus on numerical weather prediction (NWP) forecasts
Anne Martin, Martin Weissmann, and Alexander Cress
Weather Clim. Dynam., 4, 249–264, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-249-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-249-2023, 2023
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18 Jan 2023
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Reconciling conflicting evidence for the cause of the observed early 21st century Eurasian cooling
Stephen Outten, Camille Li, Martin P. King, Lingling Suo, Peter Y. F. Siew, Hoffman Cheung, Richard Davy, Etienne Dunn-Sigouin, Tore Furevik, Shengping He, Erica Madonna, Stefan Sobolowski, Thomas Spengler, and Tim Woollings
Weather Clim. Dynam., 4, 95–114, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-95-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-95-2023, 2023
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13 Jan 2023
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The role of Rossby waves in polar weather and climate
Tim Woollings, Camille Li, Marie Drouard, Etienne Dunn-Sigouin, Karim A. Elmestekawy, Momme Hell, Brian Hoskins, Cheikh Mbengue, Matthew Patterson, and Thomas Spengler
Weather Clim. Dynam., 4, 61–80, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-61-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-61-2023, 2023
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21 Jul 2022
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Trends in the tropospheric general circulation from 1979 to 2022
Adrian J. Simmons
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 777–809, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-777-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-777-2022, 2022
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23 Nov 2021
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Future summer warming pattern under climate change is affected by lapse-rate changes
Roman Brogli, Silje Lund Sørland, Nico Kröner, and Christoph Schär
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 1093–1110, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-1093-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-1093-2021, 2021
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25 Oct 2021
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A dynamical adjustment perspective on extreme event attribution
Laurent Terray
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 971–989, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-971-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-971-2021, 2021
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12 Apr 2021
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African easterly waves in an idealized general circulation model: instability and wave packet diagnostics
Joshua White and Anantha Aiyyer
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 311–329, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-311-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-311-2021, 2021
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29 Mar 2021
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How Rossby wave breaking modulates the water cycle in the North Atlantic trade wind region
Franziska Aemisegger, Raphaela Vogel, Pascal Graf, Fabienne Dahinden, Leonie Villiger, Friedhelm Jansen, Sandrine Bony, Bjorn Stevens, and Heini Wernli
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 281–309, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-281-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-281-2021, 2021
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09 Mar 2021
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A global climatological perspective on the importance of Rossby wave breaking and intense moisture transport for extreme precipitation events
Andries Jan de Vries
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 129–161, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-129-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-129-2021, 2021
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06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

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06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

15 Jan 2024 A huge thank you to our referees in 2023!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all referees for their volunteer efforts to provide fair, thorough, and constructive peer-review reports. Their invaluable contribution maintains our high scientific standards and ensures the ongoing success of our interactive open-access journals.

15 Jan 2024 A huge thank you to our referees in 2023!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all referees for their volunteer efforts to provide fair, thorough, and constructive peer-review reports. Their invaluable contribution maintains our high scientific standards and ensures the ongoing success of our interactive open-access journals.