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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.
JIF
JIF4.4
JIF 5-year
JIF 5-year4.6
CiteScore
CiteScore6.4
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Google h5-index20

Recent papers

19 Jul 2024
Towards a process-oriented understanding of the impact of stochastic perturbations on the model climate
Moritz Deinhard and Christian M. Grams
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 927–942, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-927-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-927-2024, 2024
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19 Jul 2024
Model spread in multidecadal North Atlantic Oscillation variability connected to stratosphere–troposphere coupling
Rémy Bonnet, Christine M. McKenna, and Amanda C. Maycock
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 913–926, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-913-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-913-2024, 2024
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19 Jul 2024
Surrogate-based model parameter optimization in simulations of the West African monsoon
Matthias Fischer, Peter Knippertz, and Carsten Proppe
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1984,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1984, 2024
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19 Jul 2024
An object-based and Lagrangian view on an intense hailstorm day in Switzerland as represented in COSMO-1E ensemble hindcast simulations
Killian P. Brennan, Michael Sprenger, André Walser, Marco Arpagaus, and Heini Wernli
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-2148,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-2148, 2024
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17 Jul 2024
Atmospheric Deserts: Detection and Consequences
Fiona Fix, Georg Johann Mayr, Achim Zeileis, Isabell Kathrin Stucke, and Reto Stauffer
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-2143,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-2143, 2024
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16 Jul 2024
Synoptic perspective on the conversion and maintenance of local available potential energy in extratropical cyclones
Marc Federer, Lukas Papritz, Michael Sprenger, and Christian M. Grams
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-2112,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-2112, 2024
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10 Jul 2024
Large-ensemble assessment of the Arctic stratospheric polar vortex morphology and disruptions
Ales Kuchar, Maurice Öhlert, Roland Eichinger, and Christoph Jacobi
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 895–912, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-895-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-895-2024, 2024
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05 Jul 2024
Lagrangian characterization of heat waves: The perspective matters
Amelie Mayer and Volkmar Wirth
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-2018, 2024
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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03 Jul 2024
Role of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation on Alleviating Biases in the Semi-Annual Oscillation
Aleena Moolakkunnel Jaison, Lesley J. Gray, Scott M. Osprey, Jeff R. Knight, and Martin B. Andrews
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1818,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1818, 2024
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02 Jul 2024
Deepening mechanisms of cut-off lows in the Southern Hemisphere and the role of jet streams: insights from eddy kinetic energy analysis
Henri Rossi Pinheiro, Kevin Ivan Hodges, and Manoel Alonso Gan
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 881–894, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-881-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-881-2024, 2024
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Highlight articles

22 May 2024
Elevation-dependent warming: observations, models, and energetic mechanisms
Michael P. Byrne, William R. Boos, and Shineng Hu
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 763–777, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-763-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-763-2024, 2024
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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

20 Jun 2024 WCD receives its first Journal Impact Factor and CiteScore

WCD has now received its first Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and CiteScore. The JIF for 2023 is 4.4, and the 5-year Impact Factor is 4.6. Moreover, Scopus has awarded the journal a CiteScore of 6.4. Please read more.

20 Jun 2024 WCD receives its first Journal Impact Factor and CiteScore

WCD has now received its first Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and CiteScore. The JIF for 2023 is 4.4, and the 5-year Impact Factor is 4.6. Moreover, Scopus has awarded the journal a CiteScore of 6.4. Please read more.

30 May 2024 WCD introduces reduced article processing charges

WCD introduces reduced article processing charges (APCs) to be paid by the authors (or their institution) for any manuscripts submitted from 1 July 2024.

30 May 2024 WCD introduces reduced article processing charges

WCD introduces reduced article processing charges (APCs) to be paid by the authors (or their institution) for any manuscripts submitted from 1 July 2024.

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.