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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
24 Nov 2022
Can low-resolution CMIP6 ScenarioMIP models provide insight into future European post-tropical-cyclone risk?
Elliott Michael Sainsbury, Reinhard K. H. Schiemann, Kevin I. Hodges, Alexander J. Baker, Len C. Shaffrey, Kieran T. Bhatia, and Stella Bourdin
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 1359–1379, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1359-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1359-2022, 2022
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18 Nov 2022
Non-linear intensification of monsoon low-pressure systems by the BSISO
Kieran M. R. Hunt and Andrew G. Turner
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 1341–1358, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1341-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1341-2022, 2022
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18 Nov 2022
Stratospheric influence on the winter North Atlantic storm track in subseasonal reforecasts
Hilla Afargan-Gerstman, Dominik Büeler, C. Ole Wulff, Michael Sprenger, and Daniela I. V. Domeisen
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-58,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-58, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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17 Nov 2022
A climate-change attribution retrospective of some impactful weather extremes of 2021
Davide Faranda, Stella Bourdin, Mireia Ginesta, Meriem Krouma, Robin Noyelle, Flavio Pons, Pascal Yiou, and Gabriele Messori
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 1311–1340, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1311-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1311-2022, 2022
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09 Nov 2022
Stratospheric intrusion depth and its effect on surface cyclogenetic forcing: an idealized potential vorticity (PV) inversion experiment
Michael A. Barnes, Thando Ndarana, Michael Sprenger, and Willem A. Landman
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 1291–1309, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1291-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1291-2022, 2022
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07 Nov 2022
The impact of microphysical uncertainty conditional on initial and boundary condition uncertainty under varying synoptic control
Takumi Matsunobu, Christian Keil, and Christian Barthlott
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 1273–1289, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1273-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1273-2022, 2022
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07 Nov 2022
The stratosphere: a review of the dynamics and variability
Neal Butchart
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 1237–1272, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1237-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1237-2022, 2022
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07 Nov 2022
The Teleconnection of Extreme ENSO Events to the Tropical North Atlantic in Coupled Climate Models
Jake W. Casselman, Joke F. Lübbecke, Tobias Bayr, Wenjuan Huo, Sebastian Wahl, and Daniela I. V. Domeisen
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-57,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-57, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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04 Nov 2022
Stratospheric downward wave reflection events modulate North American weather regimes and cold spells
Gabriele Messori, Marlene Kretschmer, Simon H. Lee, and Vivien Wendt
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 1215–1236, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1215-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1215-2022, 2022
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03 Nov 2022
Investigation of dynamical scenarios leading to particularly high impact of Aeolus on NWP forecasts
Anne Martin, Martin Weissmann, and Alexander Cress
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1150,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1150, 2022
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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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.