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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
19 May 2022
Storm track response to uniform global warming downstream of an idealized sea surface temperature front
Sebastian Schemm, Lukas Papritz, and Gwendal Rivière
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 601–623, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-601-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-601-2022, 2022
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19 May 2022
Decadal variability in extratropical Rossby wave packet amplitude, phase, and phase speed
Georgios Fragkoulidis
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-28,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-28, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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18 May 2022
Characterising the interaction of tropical and extratropical air masses controlling East Asian summer monsoon progression using a novel frontal detection approach
Ambrogio Volonté, Andrew G. Turner, Reinhard Schiemann, Pier Luigi Vidale, and Nicholas P. Klingaman
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 575–599, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-575-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-575-2022, 2022
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17 May 2022
Objective identification of high-wind features within extratropical cyclones using a probabilistic random forest (RAMEFI). Part I: Method and illustrative case studies
Lea Eisenstein, Benedikt Schulz, Ghulam A. Qadir, Joaquim G. Pinto, and Peter Knippertz
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-29,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-29, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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11 May 2022
Summertime changes in climate extremes over the peripheral Arctic regions after a sudden sea ice retreat
Steve Delhaye, Thierry Fichefet, François Massonnet, David Docquier, Rym Msadek, Svenya Chripko, Christopher Roberts, Sarah Keeley, and Retish Senan
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 555–573, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-555-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-555-2022, 2022
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10 May 2022
Orographic resolution driving the improvements associated with horizontal resolution increase in the Northern Hemisphere winter mid-latitudes
Paolo Davini, Federico Fabiano, and Irina Sandu
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 535–553, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-535-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-535-2022, 2022
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10 May 2022
The global atmospheric energy transport analysed by a wavelength-based scale separation
Patrick Johannes Stoll and Rune Grand Graversen
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-26,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-26, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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03 May 2022
Supercell Convective Environments in Spain based on ERA5: Hail and Non-Hail Differences
Carlos Calvo-Sancho, Javier Díaz-Fernández, Yago Martín, Pedro Bolgiani, Mariano Sastre, Juan Jesús González-Alemán, Daniel Santos-Muñoz, José Ignacio Farrán, and María Luisa Martín
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-27,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-27, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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02 May 2022
Classification of Alpine South Foehn based on five years of km-scale analysis data
Lukas Jansing, Lukas Papritz, Bruno Dürr, Daniel Gerstgrasser, and Michael Sprenger
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-24,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-24, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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21 Apr 2022
Predictability of a tornado environment index from ENSO and the Arctic Oscillation
Michael K. Tippett, Chiara Lepore, and Michelle L. L'Heureux
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-25,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-25, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 2 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
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.

09 Feb 2022 EGUsphere opens for preprints

EGUsphere, the innovative open-access repository created by the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications, is growing. For the first time, authors will be able to upload preprints to the online resource, taking advantage of EGU’s pioneering public peer-review process, whilst preparing their papers for future release.

09 Feb 2022 EGUsphere opens for preprints

EGUsphere, the innovative open-access repository created by the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications, is growing. For the first time, authors will be able to upload preprints to the online resource, taking advantage of EGU’s pioneering public peer-review process, whilst preparing their papers for future release.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.