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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
03 Apr 2020
The Life Cycle of Upper-Level Troughs and Ridges: A Novel Detection Method, Climatologies and Lagrangian Characteristics
Sebastian Schemm and Michael Sprenger
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-9,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-9, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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02 Apr 2020
Waveguidability of idealized midlatitude jets and the limitations of ray tracing theory
Volkmar Wirth
Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 111–125, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-111-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-111-2020, 2020
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23 Mar 2020
Abrupt transitions in an atmospheric single-column model with weak temperature gradient approximation
Benjamin A. Stephens and Charles S. Jackson
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-10,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-10, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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19 Mar 2020
The American Monsoon System in HadGEM3.0 and UKESM1 CMIP6 simulations
Jorge L. García-Franco, Lesley J. Gray, and Scott Osprey
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-8,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-8, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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13 Mar 2020
Robust Predictors for Seasonal Atlantic Hurricane Activity Identified with Causal Effect Networks
Peter Pfleiderer, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Tobias Geiger, and Marlene Kretschmer
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-7,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-7, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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10 Mar 2020
The role of wave–wave interactions in sudden stratospheric warming formation
Erik A. Lindgren and Aditi Sheshadri
Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 93–109, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-93-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-93-2020, 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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