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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.
Recent papers
29 Sep 2022
On the linkage between future Arctic sea ice retreat, Euro-Atlantic circulation regimes and temperature extremes over Europe
Johannes Riebold, Andy Richling, Uwe Ulbrich, Henning Rust, Tido Semmler, and Dörthe Handorf
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-953,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-953, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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26 Sep 2022
Classification of Alpine south foehn based on 5 years of kilometre-scale analysis data
Lukas Jansing, Lukas Papritz, Bruno Dürr, Daniel Gerstgrasser, and Michael Sprenger
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 1113–1138, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1113-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1113-2022, 2022
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26 Sep 2022
Future changes in the mean and variability of extreme rainfall indices over the Guinea Coast and role of the Atlantic equatorial mode
Koffi Worou, Thierry Fichefet, and Hugues Goosse
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-53,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-53, 2022
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23 Sep 2022
Available potential energy of the three-dimensional mean state of the atmosphere and the thermodynamic potential for warm conveyor belts
Charles Garrison Gertler, Paul Ambrose O'Gorman, and Stephan Pfahl
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-904,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-904, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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22 Sep 2022
The composite development and structure of intense synoptic-scale Arctic cyclones
Alexander F. Vessey, Kevin I. Hodges, Len C. Shaffrey, and Jonathan J. Day
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 1097–1112, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1097-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1097-2022, 2022
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20 Sep 2022
Model-simulated hydroclimate variability of the East Asian Summer Monsoon across different climates: insights from a moisture source perspective
Astrid Fremme, Paul Hezel, Øyvind Seland, and Harald Sodemann
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-52,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-52, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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16 Sep 2022
Modulation of the El Niño teleconnection to the North Atlantic by the tropical North Atlantic during boreal spring and summer
Jake W. Casselman, Bernat Jiménez-Esteve, and Daniela I. V. Domeisen
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 1077–1096, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1077-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1077-2022, 2022
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14 Sep 2022
Predictability of a tornado environment index from El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Arctic Oscillation
Michael K. Tippett, Chiara Lepore, and Michelle L. L’Heureux
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 1063–1075, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1063-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1063-2022, 2022
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07 Sep 2022
Meridional-energy-transport extremes and the general circulation of Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes: dominant weather regimes and preferred zonal wavenumbers
Valerio Lembo, Federico Fabiano, Vera Melinda Galfi, Rune Grand Graversen, Valerio Lucarini​​​​​​​, and Gabriele Messori
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 1037–1062, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1037-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1037-2022, 2022
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05 Sep 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., 3, 1021–1036, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1021-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1021-2022, 2022
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Highlight articles
21 Jul 2022
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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
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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
17 Jun 2022 Weather and Climate Dynamics indexed in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Scopus has completed its evaluation of Weather and Climate Dynamics (WCD) and announced that it will include the journal in its database.

17 Jun 2022 Weather and Climate Dynamics indexed in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Scopus has completed its evaluation of Weather and Climate Dynamics (WCD) and announced that it will include the journal in its database.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

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.