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Executive editors: Camille Li, Stephan Pfahl & Heini Wernli
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.
Recent papers
23 Nov 2021
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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23 Nov 2021
Characteristics of extratropical cyclones and precursors to windstorms in northern Europe
Terhi K. Laurila, Hilppa Gregow, Joona Cornér, and Victoria A. Sinclair
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 1111–1130, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-1111-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-1111-2021, 2021
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18 Nov 2021
Diabatic processes modulating the vertical structure of the jet stream above the cold front of an extratropical cyclone: sensitivity to deep convection schemes
Meryl Wimmer, Gwendal Rivière, Philippe Arbogast, Jean-Marcel Piriou, Julien Delanoë, Carole Labadie, Quitterie Cazenave, and Jacques Pelon
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-76,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-76, 2021
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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15 Nov 2021
Regime transitions of Australian climate and climate extremes
Jorgen Segerlund Frederiksen and Stacey Lee Osbrough
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-72,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-72, 2021
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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15 Nov 2021
How intense daily precipitation depends on temperature and the occurrence of specific weather systems – an investigation with ERA5 reanalyses in the extratropical Northern Hemisphere
Philipp Zschenderlein and Heini Wernli
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-74,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-74, 2021
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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15 Nov 2021
Future changes in the extratropical storm tracks and cyclone intensity, wind speed, and structure
Matthew D. K. Priestley and Jennifer L. Catto
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-75,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-75, 2021
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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09 Nov 2021
Systematic assessment of the diabatic processes that modify low-level potential vorticity in extratropical cyclones
Roman Attinger, Elisa Spreitzer, Maxi Boettcher, Heini Wernli, and Hanna Joos
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 1073–1091, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-1073-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-1073-2021, 2021
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08 Nov 2021
Future changes in North Atlantic winter cyclones in CESM-LENS. Part I: cyclone intensity, PV anomalies and horizontal wind speed
Edgar Dolores-Tesillos, Franziska Teubler, and Stephan Pfahl
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-73,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-73, 2021
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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05 Nov 2021
Acceleration of tropical cyclones as a proxy for extratropical interactions: synoptic-scale patterns and long-term trends
Anantha Aiyyer and Terrell Wade
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 1051–1072, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-1051-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-1051-2021, 2021
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04 Nov 2021
Flow dependence of wintertime subseasonal prediction skill over Europe
Constantin Ardilouze, Damien Specq, Lauriane Batté, and Christophe Cassou
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 1033–1049, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-1033-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-1033-2021, 2021
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Highlight articles
23 Nov 2021
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
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
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
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
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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26 Feb 2020
The substructure of extremely hot summers in the Northern Hemisphere
Matthias Röthlisberger, Michael Sprenger, Emmanouil Flaounas, Urs Beyerle, and Heini Wernli
Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 45–62, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-45-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-45-2020, 2020
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News
01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

16 Jul 2021 Weather and Climate Dynamics awarded DOAJ Seal

WCD has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and has received the DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

16 Jul 2021 Weather and Climate Dynamics awarded DOAJ Seal

WCD has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and has received the DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

09 Mar 2021 Breaking waves and moisture transport drive extreme precipitation events

Around the world each year, extreme precipitation events cause catastrophic flooding that results in tragic loss of life and costly damage to infrastructure and property. However, a variety of different weather systems can cause these extreme events, so a detailed understanding of the atmospheric processes that lead to their formation is crucial. Read more.

09 Mar 2021 Breaking waves and moisture transport drive extreme precipitation events

Around the world each year, extreme precipitation events cause catastrophic flooding that results in tragic loss of life and costly damage to infrastructure and property. However, a variety of different weather systems can cause these extreme events, so a detailed understanding of the atmospheric processes that lead to their formation is crucial. Read more.