Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Research article
12 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 12 Jan 2023

Robust poleward jet shifts in idealised baroclinic-wave life-cycle experiments with noisy initial conditions

Felix Jäger, Philip Rupp, and Thomas Birner


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wcd-2022-30', Dennis Hartmann, 18 Jun 2022
  • RC2: 'Reviewer comment on wcd-2022-30', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Philip Rupp on behalf of the Authors (17 Oct 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Oct 2022) by Juliane Schwendike
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Nov 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Dec 2022) by Juliane Schwendike
AR by Philip Rupp on behalf of the Authors (16 Dec 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Mid-latitude weather is dominated by the growth, breaking and decay of baroclinic waves and associated jet shifts. A way to study this process is via idealised life-cycle simulations, which are often classified as LC1 (anticyclonic breaking, poleward shift) or LC2 (cyclonic breaking, equatorward shift), depending on details of the initial state. We show that all systems exhibit predominantly anticyclonic character and poleward net shifts if multiple wave modes are allowed to grow simultaneously.