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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
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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21 Oct 2021
How well does CMIP6 capture the dynamics of Euro-Atlantic weather regimes, and why?
Joshua Dorrington, Kristian Strommen, and Federico Fabiano
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-71,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-71, 2021
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 Oct 2021
Smoother versus sharper Gulf Stream and Kuroshio sea surface temperature fronts: effects on cyclones and climatology
Leonidas Tsopouridis, Thomas Spengler, and Clemens Spensberger
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 953–970, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-953-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-953-2021, 2021
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19 Oct 2021
Past Evolution and Recent Changes in Western Europe Large-scale Circulation
Antoine Blanc, Juliette Blanchet, and Jean-Dominique Creutin
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-69,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-69, 2021
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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19 Oct 2021
Characteristics of long-track tropopause polar vortices
Matthew T. Bray and Steven M. Cavallo
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-70,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-70, 2021
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15 Oct 2021
Differentiating lightning in winter and summer with characteristics of wind-field and mass-field
Deborah Morgenstern, Isabell Stucke, Thorsten Simon, Georg J. Mayr, and Achim Zeileis
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-68,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-68, 2021
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11 Oct 2021
Is it north or west foehn? A Lagrangian analysis of PIANO IOP 1
Manuel Saigger and Alexander Gohm
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-65,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-65, 2021
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07 Oct 2021
Extreme Atlantic hurricane seasons made more likely by ocean warming
Peter Pfleiderer, Shruti Nath, and Carl-Friedrich Schleussner
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-64,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-64, 2021
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06 Oct 2021
Occurrence and transition probabilities of omega and high-over-low blocking in the Euro-Atlantic region
Carola Detring, Annette Müller, Lisa Schielicke, Peter Névir, and Henning W. Rust
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 927–952, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-927-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-927-2021, 2021
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04 Oct 2021
Strengthening tropical influence on heat generating circulation over Australia through spring
Roseanna C. McKay, Julie M. Arblaster, and Pandora Hope
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-63,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-63, 2021
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Highlight articles
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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12 Apr 2021
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
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
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
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
01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

16 Jul 2021 Weather and Climate Dynamics awarded DOAJ Seal

WCD has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and has received the DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

16 Jul 2021 Weather and Climate Dynamics awarded DOAJ Seal

WCD has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and has received the DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

09 Mar 2021 Breaking waves and moisture transport drive extreme precipitation events

Around the world each year, extreme precipitation events cause catastrophic flooding that results in tragic loss of life and costly damage to infrastructure and property. However, a variety of different weather systems can cause these extreme events, so a detailed understanding of the atmospheric processes that lead to their formation is crucial. Read more.

09 Mar 2021 Breaking waves and moisture transport drive extreme precipitation events

Around the world each year, extreme precipitation events cause catastrophic flooding that results in tragic loss of life and costly damage to infrastructure and property. However, a variety of different weather systems can cause these extreme events, so a detailed understanding of the atmospheric processes that lead to their formation is crucial. Read more.