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Weather and Climate Dynamics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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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
22 Sep 2020
The role of air–sea fluxes for the water vapour isotope signals in the cold and warm sectors of extratropical cyclones over the Southern Ocean
Iris Thurnherr, Katharina Hartmuth, Lukas Jansing, Josué Gehring, Maxi Boettcher, Irina Gorodetskaya, Martin Werner, Heini Wernli, and Franziska Aemisegger
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-46,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-46, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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22 Sep 2020
African Easterly Waves in an Idealized General Circulation Model: Instability and Wavepacket Diagnostics
Joshua White and Anantha Aiyyer
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-47,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-47, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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17 Sep 2020
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. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-44,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-44, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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16 Sep 2020
AMOC fingerprints influence seasonal SST predictability in the North Atlantic
Julianna C. Oliveira, Leonard Borchert, Aurélie Duchez, Mikhail Dobrynin, and Johanna Baehr
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-45,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-45, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
15 Sep 2020
Lagrangian detection of precipitation moisture sources for an arid region in northeast Greenland: relations to the North Atlantic Oscillation, sea ice cover and temporal trends from 1979 to 2017
Lilian Schuster, Fabien Maussion, Lukas Langhamer, and Gina E. Moseley
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-42,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-42, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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10 Sep 2020
The life cycle of upper-level troughs and ridges: a novel detection method, climatologies and Lagrangian characteristics
Sebastian Schemm, Stefan Rüdisühli, and Michael Sprenger
Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 459–479, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-459-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-459-2020, 2020
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04 Sep 2020
An attempt to explain recent changes in European snowfall extremes
Davide Faranda
Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 445–458, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-445-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-445-2020, 2020
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03 Sep 2020
Polar Lows – Moist Baroclinic Cyclones Developing in Four Different Vertical Wind Shear Environments
Patrick Johannes Stoll, Thomas Spengler, Annick Terpstra, and Rune Grand Graversen
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-41,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-41, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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28 Aug 2020
Global warming makes weather in boreal summer more persistent
Dim Coumou and Paolo De Luca
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-40,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-40, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 2 comments)
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24 Aug 2020
The sensitivity of atmospheric blocking to upstream latent heating – numerical experiments
Daniel Steinfeld, Maxi Boettcher, Richard Forbes, and Stephan Pfahl
Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 405–426, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-405-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-405-2020, 2020
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Highlight articles
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
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.

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