Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Research article
24 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 24 Jan 2023

Warm conveyor belts in present-day and future climate simulations – Part 1: Climatology and impacts

Hanna Joos, Michael Sprenger, Hanin Binder, Urs Beyerle, and Heini Wernli


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wcd-2022-38', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wcd-2022-38', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Hanna Joos on behalf of the Authors (09 Dec 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Dec 2022) by Juliane Schwendike
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Jan 2023)
ED: Publish as is (09 Jan 2023) by Juliane Schwendike
AR by Hanna Joos on behalf of the Authors (09 Jan 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Warm conveyor belts (WCBs) are strongly ascending, cloud- and precipitation-forming airstreams in extratropical cyclones. In this study we assess their representation in a climate simulation and their changes under global warming. They become moister, become more intense, and reach higher altitudes in a future climate, implying that they potentially have an increased impact on the mid-latitude flow.