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Executive editors: Ana M. Mancho, Daniel Schertzer, Olivier Talagrand & Stéphane Vannitsem

Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics (NPG) is an international, inter-/trans-disciplinary, non-profit journal devoted to breaking the deadlocks often faced by standard approaches in Earth and space sciences. It therefore solicits disruptive and innovative concepts and methodologies, as well as original applications of these to address the ubiquitous complexity in geoscience systems, and in interacting social and biological systems. Such systems are nonlinear, with responses strongly non-proportional to perturbations, and show an associated extreme variability across scales.

All sections of NPG are more than ever eager to deal with big data and artificial intelligence with new sensing, analysis, and simulation technologies. These encompass approaches ranging from data-driven research to mathematical physics.

IF value: 1.740
IF1.740
IF 5-year value: 1.770
IF 5-year1.770
CiteScore value: 3.7
CiteScore3.7
h5-index value: 18
h5-index18
News
28 Mar 2022 Chaos to control: Scientists use a 'butterfly attractor' to control and change the weather

Decades of global research have sparked the big question: can we really control the weather? According to a study published today in Nonlinear Processes of Geophysics, this may soon be our new reality.

28 Mar 2022 Chaos to control: Scientists use a 'butterfly attractor' to control and change the weather

Decades of global research have sparked the big question: can we really control the weather? According to a study published today in Nonlinear Processes of Geophysics, this may soon be our new reality.

09 Feb 2022 EGUsphere opens for preprints

EGUsphere, the innovative open-access repository created by the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications, is growing. For the first time, authors will be able to upload preprints to the online resource, taking advantage of EGU’s pioneering public peer-review process, whilst preparing their papers for future release.

09 Feb 2022 EGUsphere opens for preprints

EGUsphere, the innovative open-access repository created by the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications, is growing. For the first time, authors will be able to upload preprints to the online resource, taking advantage of EGU’s pioneering public peer-review process, whilst preparing their papers for future release.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

Recent papers
11 May 2022
| Highlight paper
Lévy noise versus Gaussian-noise-induced transitions in the Ghil–Sellers energy balance model
Valerio Lucarini, Larissa Serdukova, and Georgios Margazoglou
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 183–205, https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-183-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-183-2022, 2022
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09 May 2022
Applying dynamical systems techniques to real ocean drifters
Irina I. Rypina, Timothy Getscher, Lawrence Pratt, and Tamay Ozgokmen
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-250,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-250, 2022
Preprint under review for NPG (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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02 May 2022
| Highlight paper
Using neural networks to improve simulations in the gray zone
Raphael Kriegmair, Yvonne Ruckstuhl, Stephan Rasp, and George Craig
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 171–181, https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-171-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-171-2022, 2022
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07 Apr 2022
Estimate of energy loss from internal solitary waves breaking on slopes
Kateryna Terletska and Vladimir Maderich
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 161–170, https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-161-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-161-2022, 2022
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04 Apr 2022
Regional study of mode-2 internal solitary waves at the Pacific coast of Central America using marine seismic survey data
Wenhao Fan, Haibin Song, Yi Gong, Shun Yang, and Kun Zhang
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 141–160, https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-141-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-141-2022, 2022
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Highlight articles
11 May 2022
| Highlight paper
Lévy noise versus Gaussian-noise-induced transitions in the Ghil–Sellers energy balance model
Valerio Lucarini, Larissa Serdukova, and Georgios Margazoglou
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 183–205, https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-183-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-183-2022, 2022
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02 May 2022
| Highlight paper
Using neural networks to improve simulations in the gray zone
Raphael Kriegmair, Yvonne Ruckstuhl, Stephan Rasp, and George Craig
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 171–181, https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-171-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-171-2022, 2022
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07 Feb 2022
| Highlight paper
How many modes are needed to predict climate bifurcations? Lessons from an experiment
Bérengère Dubrulle, François Daviaud, Davide Faranda, Louis Marié, and Brice Saint-Michel
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 17–35, https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-17-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-17-2022, 2022
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17 Sep 2020
| Highlight paper
Review article: Hilbert problems for the climate sciences in the 21st century – 20 years later
Michael Ghil
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 27, 429–451, https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-27-429-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-27-429-2020, 2020
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19 May 2020
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Effects of upwelling duration and phytoplankton growth regime on dissolved-oxygen levels in an idealized Iberian Peninsula upwelling system
João H. Bettencourt, Vincent Rossi, Lionel Renault, Peter Haynes, Yves Morel, and Véronique Garçon
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 27, 277–294, https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-27-277-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-27-277-2020, 2020
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