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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
24 Jun 2020
Vertical cloud structure of warm conveyor belts – a comparison and evaluation of ERA5 reanalyses, CloudSat and CALIPSO data
Hanin Binder, Maxi Boettcher, Hanna Joos, Michael Sprenger, and Heini Wernli
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-26,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-26, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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24 Jun 2020
Organization of convective ascents in a warm conveyor belt
Nicolas Blanchard, Florian Pantillon, Jean-Pierre Chaboureau, and Julien Delanoë
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-25,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-25, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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15 Jun 2020
Northern Hemisphere blocking simulation in current climate models: evaluating progress from the Climate Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 to 6 and sensitivity to resolution
Reinhard Schiemann, Panos Athanasiadis, David Barriopedro, Francisco Doblas-Reyes, Katja Lohmann, Malcolm J. Roberts, Dmitry V. Sein, Christopher D. Roberts, Laurent Terray, and Pier Luigi Vidale
Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 277–292, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-277-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-277-2020, 2020
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27 May 2020
The role of heat flux-temperature covariance in the evolution of weather systems
Andrea Marcheggiani and Maarten H. P. Ambaum
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-19,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-19, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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26 May 2020
Tropopause-level planetary wave source and its role in two-way troposphere–stratosphere coupling
Lina Boljka and Thomas Birner
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-23,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-23, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 2 comments)
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19 May 2020
Impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation on Winter Precipitations and Storm Track Variability in Southeast Canada and Northeast US
Julien Chartrand and Francesco Salvatore Rocco Pausata
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-20,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-20, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 2 comments)
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13 May 2020
On the intermittency of orographic gravity wave hotspots and its importance for middle atmosphere dynamics
Ales Kuchar, Petr Sacha, Roland Eichinger, Christoph Jacobi, Petr Pisoft, and Harald E. Rieder
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-21,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-21, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: final response, 3 comments)
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13 May 2020
Influence of ENSO on North American subseasonal surface air temperature variability
Patrick Martineau, Hisashi Nakamura, and Yu Kosaka
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-22,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-22, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: final response, 3 comments)
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12 May 2020
Intermittency of Arctic–mid-latitude teleconnections: stratospheric pathway between autumn sea ice and the winter North Atlantic Oscillation
Peter Yu Feng Siew, Camille Li, Stefan Pieter Sobolowski, and Martin Peter King
Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 261–275, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-261-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-261-2020, 2020
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12 May 2020
Attribution of precipitation to cyclones and fronts over Europe in a kilometer-scale regional climate simulation
Stefan Rüdisühli, Michael Sprenger, David Leutwyler, Christoph Schär, and Heini Wernli
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-18,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2020-18, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: final response, 2 comments)
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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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