Articles | Volume 3, issue 2
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 535–553, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-535-2022
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 535–553, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-535-2022
Research article
10 May 2022
Research article | 10 May 2022

Orographic resolution driving the improvements associated with horizontal resolution increase in the Northern Hemisphere winter mid-latitudes

Paolo Davini et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wcd-2021-51', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Comment on wcd-2021-51', Paolo Davini, 23 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wcd-2021-51', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Dec 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on wcd-2021-51', Paolo Davini, 23 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Paolo Davini on behalf of the Authors (23 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Mar 2022) by Michael Riemer
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (31 Mar 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Apr 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Apr 2022) by Michael Riemer
AR by Paolo Davini on behalf of the Authors (20 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Apr 2022) by Michael Riemer
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Short summary
In climate models, improvements obtained in the winter mid-latitude circulation following horizontal resolution increase are mainly caused by the more detailed representation of the mean orography. A high-resolution climate model with low-resolution orography might underperform compared to a low-resolution model with low-resolution orography. The absence of proper model tuning at high resolution is considered the potential reason behind such lack of improvements.