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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

13 May 2024
Changes in the North Atlantic Oscillation over the 20th century
Stephen Outten and Richard Davy
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 753–762, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-753-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-753-2024, 2024
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08 May 2024
Opposite spectral properties of Rossby waves during weak and strong stratospheric polar vortex events
Michael Schutte, Daniela I. V. Domeisen, and Jacopo Riboldi
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 733–752, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-733-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-733-2024, 2024
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08 May 2024
Using regional relaxation experiments to understand the development of errors in the Asian summer monsoon
Gill M. Martin and José M. Rodríguez
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 711–731, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-711-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-711-2024, 2024
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07 May 2024
The crucial representation of deep convection for the cyclogenesis of medicane Ianos
Florian Pantillon, Silvio Davolio, Elenio Avolio, Carlos Calvo-Sancho, Diego S. Carrió, Stavros Dafis, Emmanouil Flaounas, Emanuele Silvio Gentile, Juan Jesus Gonzalez-Aleman, Suzanne Gray, Mario Marcello Miglietta, Platon Patlakas, Ioannis Pytharoulis, Didier Ricard, Antonio Ricchi, and Claudio Sanchez
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1105,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1105, 2024
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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06 May 2024
Dynamic and thermodynamic contribution to the October 2019 exceptional rainfall in West Central Africa
Kevin Kenfack, Francesco Marra, Zéphirin Yepdo Djomou, Lucie A. Djiotang Tchotchou, Alain T. Tamoffo, and Derbetini A. Vondou
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1257,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1257, 2024
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02 May 2024
Meeting summary: Exploring cloud dynamics with Cloud Model 1 and 3D visualization – insights from a university modeling workshop
Lisa Schielicke, Yidan Li, Jerome Schyns, Aaron Sperschneider, Jose Pablo Solano Marchini, and Christoph Peter Gatzen
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 703–710, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-703-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-703-2024, 2024
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30 Apr 2024
WCD Ideas: Teleconnections through weather rather than stationary waves
Clemens Spensberger
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 659–669, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-659-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-659-2024, 2024
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30 Apr 2024
Development of Indian summer monsoon precipitation biases in two seasonal forecasting systems and their response to large-scale drivers
Richard J. Keane, Ankur Srivastava, and Gill M. Martin
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 671–702, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-671-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-671-2024, 2024
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26 Apr 2024
Life cycle dynamics of Greenland blocking from a potential vorticity perspective
Seraphine Hauser, Franziska Teubler, Michael Riemer, Peter Knippertz, and Christian M. Grams
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 633–658, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-633-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-633-2024, 2024
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25 Apr 2024
Exploring the daytime boundary layer evolution based on Doppler spectrum width from multiple coplanar wind lidars during CROSSINN
Nevio Babić, Bianca Adler, Alexander Gohm, Manuela Lehner, and Norbert Kalthoff
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 609–631, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-609-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-609-2024, 2024
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Highlight articles

12 May 2023
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
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
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
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
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
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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News

19 Apr 2024 New agreement between Swedish Bibsam Consortium and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the Swedish National Consortium, Bibsam. Through the agreement, authors affiliated with Bibsam member institutions benefit from the direct settlement of article-processing charges (APCs) in all journals published by Copernicus Publications. Read more.

19 Apr 2024 New agreement between Swedish Bibsam Consortium and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the Swedish National Consortium, Bibsam. Through the agreement, authors affiliated with Bibsam member institutions benefit from the direct settlement of article-processing charges (APCs) in all journals published by Copernicus Publications. Read more.

28 Feb 2024 Press release: Meltwater in the North Atlantic can lead to European summer heatwaves, study finds

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have discovered that increased meltwater in the North Atlantic can trigger a chain of events leading to hotter and drier European summers. The paper, which was published in WCD today, suggests that European summer weather is predictable months to years in advance, due to higher levels of freshwater in the North Atlantic.

28 Feb 2024 Press release: Meltwater in the North Atlantic can lead to European summer heatwaves, study finds

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have discovered that increased meltwater in the North Atlantic can trigger a chain of events leading to hotter and drier European summers. The paper, which was published in WCD today, suggests that European summer weather is predictable months to years in advance, due to higher levels of freshwater in the North Atlantic.

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.

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.