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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
06 Jul 2022
Cloud-radiative impact on the dynamics and predictability of an idealized extratropical cyclone
Behrooz Keshtgar, Aiko Voigt, Corinna Hoose, Michael Riemer, and Bernhard Mayer
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-35,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-35, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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01 Jul 2022
The response of tropical cyclone intensity to changes in environmental temperature
James M. Done, Gary M. Lackmann, and Andreas F. Prein
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 693–711, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-693-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-693-2022, 2022
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27 Jun 2022
Solar association with winter synoptic situations in the north Atlantic – European sector
Gilles Delaygue, Stefan Brönnimann, and Philip D. Jones
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-33,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-33, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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23 Jun 2022
Stationary wave biases and their effect on upward troposphere– stratosphere coupling in sub-seasonal prediction models
Chen Schwartz, Chaim I. Garfinkel, Priyanka Yadav, Wen Chen, and Daniela I. V. Domeisen
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 679–692, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-679-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-679-2022, 2022
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22 Jun 2022
The stratosphere: dynamics and variability
Neal Butchart
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-34,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-34, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 Jun 2022
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, Richard Davy, Etienne Dunn-Sigouin, Shenping He, Hoffmann Cheung, Erica Madonna, Tore Furevik, Stefan Sobolowski, Thomas Spengler, and Tim Woollings
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-32,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-32, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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17 Jun 2022
Stratospheric wave driving events as an alternative to sudden stratospheric warmings
Thomas Reichler and Martin Jucker
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 659–677, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-659-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-659-2022, 2022
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15 Jun 2022
Relationship between southern hemispheric jet variability and forced response: the role of the stratosphere
Philipp Breul, Paulo Ceppi, and Theodore G. Shepherd
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 645–658, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-645-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-645-2022, 2022
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14 Jun 2022
Metrics of the Hadley circulation strength and associated circulation trends
Matic Pikovnik, Žiga Zaplotnik, Lina Boljka, and Nedjeljka Žagar
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 625–644, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-625-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-625-2022, 2022
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14 Jun 2022
Nonlinear intensification of monsoon low pressure systems by the BSISO
Kieran Mark Rainwater Hunt and Andrew George Turner
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-31,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-31, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
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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26 Feb 2020
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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
17 Jun 2022 Weather and Climate Dynamics indexed in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Scopus has completed its evaluation of Weather and Climate Dynamics (WCD) and announced that it will include the journal in its database.

17 Jun 2022 Weather and Climate Dynamics indexed in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Scopus has completed its evaluation of Weather and Climate Dynamics (WCD) and announced that it will include the journal in its database.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

13 Apr 2022 Extreme Atlantic hurricane seasons made twice as likely by ocean warming

Tropical cyclones are amongst the most dangerous weather events. Here the authors develop an empirical model that allows them to estimate the number and strengths of tropical cyclones for given atmospheric conditions and sea surface temperatures.

13 Apr 2022 Extreme Atlantic hurricane seasons made twice as likely by ocean warming

Tropical cyclones are amongst the most dangerous weather events. Here the authors develop an empirical model that allows them to estimate the number and strengths of tropical cyclones for given atmospheric conditions and sea surface temperatures.

Notice on current restrictions

To show our support for Ukraine and in accordance with current European sanctions, we have introduced a range of measures relevant to our open-access publications process.

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