Articles | Volume 2, issue 4
Research article
27 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 27 Oct 2021

A global analysis of the dry-dynamic forcing during cyclone growth and propagation

Philippe Besson, Luise J. Fischer, Sebastian Schemm, and Michael Sprenger


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wcd-2021-17', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on wcd-2021-17', Anonymous Referee #2, 27 Apr 2021
  • AC1: 'Final Response by the Authors', Philippe Besson, 18 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Philippe Besson on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2021)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Aug 2021) by Gwendal Rivière
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Aug 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Sep 2021) by Gwendal Rivière
AR by Philippe Besson on behalf of the Authors (22 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Sep 2021) by Gwendal Rivière
Short summary
The strongest cyclone intensification is associated with a strong dry-dynamical forcing. Moreover, strong forcing and strong intensification correspond to a tendency for poleward cyclone propagation, which occurs in distinct regions in the Northern Hemisphere. There is a clear spatial pattern in the occurrence of certain forcing combinations. This implies a fundamental relationship between dry-dynamical processes and the intensification as well as the propagation of extratropical cyclones.