Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Research article
31 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 31 Jan 2023

Anomalous subtropical zonal winds drive decreases in southern Australian frontal rain

Acacia S. Pepler and Irina Rudeva


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wcd-2022-50', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Sep 2022
    • AC1: 'Comment on wcd-2022-50', Acacia Pepler, 22 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wcd-2022-50', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 Oct 2022
    • AC1: 'Comment on wcd-2022-50', Acacia Pepler, 22 Nov 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on wcd-2022-50', Acacia Pepler, 22 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Acacia Pepler on behalf of the Authors (19 Dec 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Dec 2022) by Shira Raveh-Rubin
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Jan 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Jan 2023) by Shira Raveh-Rubin
Short summary
In recent decades, cold fronts have rained less often in southeast Australia, which contributes to decreasing cool season rainfall. The largest changes in front dynamics are found to the north of the area where rain changes. Wet fronts have strong westerly winds that reach much further north than dry fronts do, and these fronts are becoming less common, linked to weakening subtropical winds and changes in the Southern Hemisphere circulation.