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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 Sep 2021
Minimal impact of model biases on Northern Hemisphere El Niño–Southern Oscillation teleconnections
Nicholas L. Tyrrell and Alexey Yu. Karpechko
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 913–925, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-913-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-913-2021, 2021
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21 Sep 2021
Circumglobal Rossby wave patterns during boreal winter highlighted by wavenumber/phase speed spectral analysis
Jacopo Riboldi, Efi Rousi, Fabio D'Andrea, Gwendal Rivière, and François Lott
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-59,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-59, 2021
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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15 Sep 2021
Seasonal forecasts of the Saharan heat low characteristics: a multi-model assessment
Cedric G. Ngoungue Langue, Christophe Lavaysse, Mathieu Vrac, Philippe Peyrillé, and Cyrille Flamant
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 893–912, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-893-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-893-2021, 2021
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15 Sep 2021
Interactive 3-D visual analysis of ERA5 data: improving diagnostic indices for marine cold air outbreaks and polar lows
Marcel Meyer, Iuliia Polkova, Kameswar Rao Modali, Laura Schaffer, Johanna Baehr, Stephan Olbrich, and Marc Rautenhaus
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 867–891, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-867-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-867-2021, 2021
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09 Sep 2021
Stationary Waves and Upward Troposphere-Stratosphere Coupling in S2S Models
Chen Schwartz, Chaim I. Garfinkel, Priyanka Yadav, Wen Chen, and Daniela Domeisen
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-58,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-58, 2021
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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07 Sep 2021
Emergence of representative signals for sudden stratospheric warmings beyond current predictable lead times
Zheng Wu, Bernat Jiménez-Esteve, Raphaël de Fondeville, Enikő Székely, Guillaume Obozinski, William T. Ball, and Daniela I. V. Domeisen
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 841–865, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-841-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-841-2021, 2021
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31 Aug 2021
Oceanic moisture sources contributing to wintertime Euro-Atlantic blocking
Ayako Yamamoto, Masami Nonaka, Patrick Martineau, Akira Yamazaki, Young-Oh Kwon, Hisashi Nakamura, and Bunmei Taguchi
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 819–840, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-819-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-819-2021, 2021
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31 Aug 2021
A numerical study to investigate the roles of former Hurricane Leslie, orography and evaporative cooling in the 2018 Aude heavy-precipitation event
Marc Mandement and Olivier Caumont
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 795–818, https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-795-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-795-2021, 2021
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26 Aug 2021
Atmospheric Blocking and Weather Extremes over the Euro-Atlantic Sector – A Review
Lisa-Ann Kautz, Olivia Martius, Stephan Pfahl, Joaquim G. Pinto, Alexandre M. Ramos, Pedro M. Sousa, and Tim Woollings
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-56,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-56, 2021
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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26 Aug 2021
Moisture origin, transport pathways, and driving processes of intense wintertime moisture transport into the Arctic
Lukas Papritz, David Hauswirth, and Katharina Hartmuth
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-57,https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2021-57, 2021
Preprint under review for WCD (discussion: open, 2 comments)
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Highlight articles
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
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.

14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.

14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.