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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
15 Jun 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. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-37,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-37, 2021
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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15 Jun 2021
The impact of deep convection representation in a global atmospheric model on the warm conveyor belt and jet stream during NAWDEX IOP6
Gwendal Rivière, Meryl Wimmer, Philippe Arbogast, Jean-Marcel Piriou, Julien Delanoë, Carole Labadie, Quitterie Cazenave, and Jacques Pelon
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-38,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-38, 2021
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14 Jun 2021
Future summer warming pattern under climate change is regulated by lapse-rate changes
Roman Brogli, Silje Lund Sørland, Nico Kröner, and Christoph Schär
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-34,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-34, 2021
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11 Jun 2021
Seasonal climate influences on the timing of the Australian monsoon onset
Joel Lisonbee and Joachim Ribbe
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 489–506, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-489-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-489-2021, 2021
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10 Jun 2021
Analysis of the Campinas tornado (Brazil) in June 2016: damage track, radar characteristics and lightning observations of the supercell
Lucí Hidalgo Nunes, Gerhard Held, Ana Maria Gomes, Kleber Pinheiro Naccarato, and Raul Reis Amorim
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-35,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-35, 2021
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10 Jun 2021
Flow dependence of wintertime subseasonal prediction skill over Europe
Constantin Ardilouze, Damien Specq, Lauriane Batté, and Christophe Cassou
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-32,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-32, 2021
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09 Jun 2021
Atmospheric convergence zones stemming from large-scale mixing
Gabriel M. P. Perez, Pier Luigi Vidale, Nicholas P. Klingaman, and Thomas C. M. Martin
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 475–488, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-475-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-475-2021, 2021
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07 Jun 2021
The role of tropopause polar vortices in the intensification of summer Arctic cyclones
Suzanne Louise Gray, Kevin Ivan Hodges, Jonathan Luke Vautrey, and John Methven
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-30,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-30, 2021
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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27 May 2021
The wave geometry of final stratospheric warming events
Amy H. Butler and Daniela I. V. Domeisen
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 453–474, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-453-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-453-2021, 2021
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26 May 2021
Intraseasonal variability of wind waves in the western South Atlantic: the role of cyclones and the Pacific South-American pattern
Dalton Kei Sasaki, Carolina Barnez Gramcianinov, Belmiro Castro, and Marcelo Dottori
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-29,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-29, 2021
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Highlight articles
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
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.

14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.

14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.

23 Aug 2019 New EGU journal: Weather and Climate Dynamics

The EGU has launched its latest international not-for-profit scientific publication. Weather and Climate Dynamics (WCD) is an open-access, two-stage journal with open review, following the model of other EGU journals, and is published by Copernicus Publications.

23 Aug 2019 New EGU journal: Weather and Climate Dynamics

The EGU has launched its latest international not-for-profit scientific publication. Weather and Climate Dynamics (WCD) is an open-access, two-stage journal with open review, following the model of other EGU journals, and is published by Copernicus Publications.