Journal of Hydrometeorology

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The Journal of Hydrometeorology (JHM) publishes research on modeling, observing, and forecasting processes related to fluxes and storage of water and energy, including interactions with the boundary layer and lower atmosphere, and processes related to precipitation, radiation, and other meteorological inputs.

2016 Impact Factor: 3.641 (#14 in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science1)

Submission Types

  • Articles: Up to 7500 words or 26 double-spaced pages of text. (Abstract, references, figure and table lists, and figures do not count toward the length limit.
  • Reviews: Synthesis of previously published literature that may address successes, failures, and limitations.
  • Expedited Contributions:
    Due to the improvement in AMS overall production time, new Expedited Contributions can no longer be submitted after 31 December 2017. You can read more about this decision in the AMS editorial, "AMS Discontinuing Expedited Contribution Article Type."
    Up to 2500 words (abstract, references, figure captions list, tables, and figures do not count toward the length limit). No more than a combined total of 6 tables and figures. No length waivers can be requested for this submission type. Multipart papers are not allowed. The peer-review and production/editing processes are accelerated. Author revisions are due within 4 weeks. The expected publication time is 4–7 weeks after final acceptance. If the paper grows beyond the maximum length or figure/table criteria during review and revision, the editor will decide if it remains an expedited contribution or becomes a regular article. Also, if the paper requires a second round of reviews, it will be considered a regular article. 
  • Comment and Reply Exchange: Comments are written in response to a published article and should be submitted within 2 years of the publication date of the original article (although the editor can waive this limit in extenuating circumstances). The author of the original article has the opportunity to write a Reply. These exchanges are published together. 

Editors and Staff Contacts

Chief Editor

Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Faisal Hossain, University of Washington

L. Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Matthew Rodell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Joe Turk, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Andrew W. Wood, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Associate Editors

Gab Abramowitz, ARCCSS and University of New South Wales

Konstantinos M. Andreadis, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Raymond Arritt, Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Sankar Arumugam, North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Ali Behrangi, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and California Institute of Technology

Tim Bellerby, University of Hull

Sylvain Biancamaria, LEGOS, CNES/CNRS/IRD/Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III

Michael Bosilovich, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Gabriëlle De Lannoy, KU Leuven

Stephen J. Déry, University of Northern British Columbia

Francina Dominguez, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Michael Durand, The Ohio State University

Ardeshir M. Ebtehaj, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Craig R. Ferguson, University at Albany, State University of New York

Barton Forman, University of Maryland, College Park

Pierre Gentine, Columbia University

Ethan Gutmann, National Center for Atmospheric Research

George J. Huffman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 

Pierre Kirstetter, University of Oklahoma and NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Sujay V. Kumar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Ben Livneh, University of Colorado Boulder

Viviana Maggioni, George Mason University

James McPhee, Universidad de Chile

Giulia Panegrossi, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, National Research Council (ISAC-CNR)

Mark Raleigh, University of Colorado Boulder

Shraddhanand Shukla, University of California, Santa Barbara

Susan Steele-Dunne, Delft University of Technology

Qiuhong Tang, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dominik Wisser, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn

Pat Yeh, National University of Singapore

Bin Yong, Hohai University

Yalei You, University of Maryland, College Park

Benjamin Zaitchik, Johns Hopkins University

Yu Zhang, University of Texas at Arlington

Peer Review Support Staff

Tiffany Bischoff, Assistant to Christa D. Peters-Lidard, Faisal Hossain, and L. Ruby Leung

Laura Buttner, Assistant to Joe Turk

Hayley Charney, Assistant to Matthew Rodell and Andrew W. Wood

Production Staff

Hollis E. Baguskas, Lead Technical Editor
Nicole E. Rietmann, Lead Copy Editor
Betsy Byers, Author Submission Support

1 2016 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics. Ranking out of 83 journals in the Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category.