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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.
JIF
JIF4.4
JIF 5-year
JIF 5-year4.6
CiteScore
CiteScore6.4
Google h5-index
Google h5-index20

Recent papers

21 Jun 2024
The study of the impact of polar warming on global atmospheric circulation and mid-latitude baroclinic waves using a laboratory analog
Andrei Sukhanovskii, Andrei Gavrilov, Elena Popova, and Andrei Vasiliev
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 863–880, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-863-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-863-2024, 2024
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18 Jun 2024
Changes in the tropical upper-tropospheric zonal momentum balance due to global warming
Abu Bakar Siddiqui Thakur and Jai Sukhatme
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 839–862, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-839-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-839-2024, 2024
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14 Jun 2024
Large-scale perspective on extreme near-surface winds in the central North Atlantic
Aleksa Stanković, Gabriele Messori, Joaquim G. Pinto, and Rodrigo Caballero
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 821–837, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-821-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-821-2024, 2024
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11 Jun 2024
Revisiting the Moisture Budget of the Mediterranean Region in the ERA5 Reanalysis
Roshanak Tootoonchi, Simona Bordoni, and Roberta D'Agostino
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1647,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1647, 2024
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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06 Jun 2024
A comparison of the atmospheric response to the Weddell Sea Polynya in atmospheric general circulation models (AGCMs) of varying resolutions
Holly C. Ayres, David Ferreira, Wonsun Park, Joakim Kjellsson, and Malin Ödalen
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 805–820, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-805-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-805-2024, 2024
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03 Jun 2024
Assessing the skill of high-impact weather forecasts in southern South America: a study on Cut-off Lows
Belén Choquehuanca, Alejandro Anibal Godoy, and Ramiro Ignacio Saurral
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1063,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1063, 2024
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31 May 2024
Divergent convective outflow in ICON deep-convection-permitting and parameterised deep convection simulations
Edward Groot, Patrick Kuntze, Annette Miltenberger, and Holger Tost
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 779–803, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-779-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-779-2024, 2024
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28 May 2024
A global climatology of sting-jet extratropical cyclones
Suzanne Louise Gray, Ambrogio Volonté, Oscar Martínez-Alvarado, and Ben J. Harvey
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1413,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1413, 2024
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22 May 2024
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Elevation-dependent warming: observations, models, and energetic mechanisms
Michael P. Byrne, William R. Boos, and Shineng Hu
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 763–777, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-763-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-763-2024, 2024
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22 May 2024
The impact of synoptic storm likelihood on European subseasonal forecast uncertainty and their modulation by the stratosphere
Philip Rupp, Jonas Spaeth, Hilla Afargan-Gerstman, Dominik Büeler, Michael Sprenger, and Thomas Birner
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1423,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1423, 2024
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Highlight articles

22 May 2024
Elevation-dependent warming: observations, models, and energetic mechanisms
Michael P. Byrne, William R. Boos, and Shineng Hu
Weather Clim. Dynam., 5, 763–777, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-763-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-5-763-2024, 2024
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12 May 2023
What distinguishes 100-year precipitation extremes over central European river catchments from more moderate extreme events?
Florian Ruff and Stephan Pfahl
Weather Clim. Dynam., 4, 427–447, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-427-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-427-2023, 2023
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28 Mar 2023
Investigation of links between dynamical scenarios and particularly high impact of Aeolus on numerical weather prediction (NWP) forecasts
Anne Martin, Martin Weissmann, and Alexander Cress
Weather Clim. Dynam., 4, 249–264, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-249-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-249-2023, 2023
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18 Jan 2023
Reconciling conflicting evidence for the cause of the observed early 21st century Eurasian cooling
Stephen Outten, Camille Li, Martin P. King, Lingling Suo, Peter Y. F. Siew, Hoffman Cheung, Richard Davy, Etienne Dunn-Sigouin, Tore Furevik, Shengping He, Erica Madonna, Stefan Sobolowski, Thomas Spengler, and Tim Woollings
Weather Clim. Dynam., 4, 95–114, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-95-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-95-2023, 2023
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13 Jan 2023
The role of Rossby waves in polar weather and climate
Tim Woollings, Camille Li, Marie Drouard, Etienne Dunn-Sigouin, Karim A. Elmestekawy, Momme Hell, Brian Hoskins, Cheikh Mbengue, Matthew Patterson, and Thomas Spengler
Weather Clim. Dynam., 4, 61–80, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-61-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-61-2023, 2023
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21 Jul 2022
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
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
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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News

20 Jun 2024 WCD receives its first Journal Impact Factor and CiteScore

WCD has now received its first Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and CiteScore. The JIF for 2023 is 4.4, and the 5-year Impact Factor is 4.6. Moreover, Scopus has awarded the journal a CiteScore of 6.4. Please read more.

20 Jun 2024 WCD receives its first Journal Impact Factor and CiteScore

WCD has now received its first Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and CiteScore. The JIF for 2023 is 4.4, and the 5-year Impact Factor is 4.6. Moreover, Scopus has awarded the journal a CiteScore of 6.4. Please read more.

30 May 2024 WCD introduces reduced article processing charges

WCD introduces reduced article processing charges (APCs) to be paid by the authors (or their institution) for any manuscripts submitted from 1 July 2024.

30 May 2024 WCD introduces reduced article processing charges

WCD introduces reduced article processing charges (APCs) to be paid by the authors (or their institution) for any manuscripts submitted from 1 July 2024.

19 Apr 2024 New agreement between Swedish Bibsam Consortium and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the Swedish National Consortium, Bibsam. Through the agreement, authors affiliated with Bibsam member institutions benefit from the direct settlement of article-processing charges (APCs) in all journals published by Copernicus Publications. Read more.

19 Apr 2024 New agreement between Swedish Bibsam Consortium and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the Swedish National Consortium, Bibsam. Through the agreement, authors affiliated with Bibsam member institutions benefit from the direct settlement of article-processing charges (APCs) in all journals published by Copernicus Publications. Read more.