Monthly Weather Review

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Monthly Weather Review (MWR) publishes research relevant to the analysis and prediction of observed atmospheric circulations and physics, including technique development, data assimilation, model validation, and relevant case studies. This research includes numerical and data assimilation techniques that apply to the atmosphere and/or ocean environments. MWR also addresses phenomena having seasonal and subseasonal time scales.

2016 Impact Factor: 3.043 (#22 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.)  
  • 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. 

  • Review: Synthesis of previously published literature that may address successes, failures, and limitations.
  • Picture of the Month: Brief communication emphasizing imagery of weather phenomena of interest to the meteorological community.
  • Annual Weather Summary: Extensive overview of, for example, an entire season of hurricane activity. A higher word count may be granted at the chief editor's discretion.

Editors and Staff Contacts

Chief Editor

David M. Schultz, University of Manchester


Altuğ Aksoy, CIMAS, RSMAS, University of Miami and NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division

Jeffrey Anderson, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Matthew D. Eastin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jidong Gao, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Almut Gassmann, Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics

Joshua P. Hacker, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Pamela Heinselman, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Daniel Hodyss, Naval Research Laboratory

Daniel Kirshbaum, McGill University

Todd Lane, University of Melbourne

Ron McTaggart-Cowan, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Hugh Morrison, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Paul Roundy, University at Albany, State University of New York

Elizabeth Satterfield, Naval Research Laboratory

Russ S. Schumacher, Colorado State University

Ryan D. Torn, University at Albany, State University of New York

Christopher Weiss, Texas Tech University

Hilary Weller, University of Reading

Associate Editors

David Kenton Adams, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Becky Adams-Selin, Atmospheric and Environmental Research

Melanie Ades, European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts

John Albers, CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory

Wayne M. Angevine, CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory

Bogdan Antonescu, University of Manchester

Heather M. Archambault, NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Peter Banacos, NOAA/National Weather Service

Christian Barthlott, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Neil Barton, Naval Research Laboratory

Michael Bell, Colorado State University

Tommaso Benacchio, Met Office

David Bodine, University of Oklahoma

Steven Cavallo, University of Oklahoma

Jeffrey M. Chagnon, Florida State University

Adam Clark, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Kristen L. Corbosiero, University at Albany, State University of New York

Jay Cordeira, Plymouth State University

Johannes Dahl, Texas Tech University

Daniel T. Dawson II, Purdue University

Pedro da Silva Peixoto, University of São Paulo

Casey Davenport, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte DeMott, Colorado State University

Andreas Dörnbrack, German Aerospace Center Oberpfaffenhofen

David Dowell, NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory

Amal El Akkraoui, SSAI/NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office

Clark Evans, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Alison M. Fowler, University of Reading

Sergey Frolov, Naval Research Laboratory

Thomas Galarneau, University of Arizona

Mohamad E. Gharamti, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Jeremy Gibbs, University of Utah

Eric Gilleland, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Christian Grams, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Peter Groenemeijer, European Severe Storms Laboratory

Deanna Hence, University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign

Jana Houser, Ohio University

Adam Houston, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Haiyan Jiang, Florida International University

Aaron Johnson, University of Oklahoma

Sina Khani, Princeton University

Daryl Kleist, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center

John Knaff, NOAA/National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Center

Michal Kopera, University of California, Santa Cruz

Matthew Kumjian, The Pennsylvania State University

Matthieu Le Henaff, CIMAS, University of Miami and NOAA/AOML/Physical Oceanography Division

Zach Lebo, University of Wyoming

Lili Lei, Nanjing University

Yu-Chieng Liou, National Central University

Luke Madaus, Jupiter

Edward Mansell, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Björn Maronga, Leibniz University of Hanover

Jim Marquis, University of Colorado Boulder and the Center for Severe Weather Research

Jonathan Martin, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Rachel Mauk, The Ohio State University

Justin McLay, Naval Research Laboratory

Zhiyong (Ellie) Meng, Peking University

Jason Milbrandt, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Justin Minder, University at Albany, State University of New York

Hiroaki Miura, University of Tokyo

Takemasa Miyoshi, RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science

Matthias Morzfeld, University of Arizona

Lars Nerger, Alfred Wegener Institute

Thomas Nipen, Norwegian Meteorological Institute

Chris Nowotarski, Texas A&M University

John Peters, Naval Postgraduate School

Riwal Plougonven, École Polytechnique

Derek Posselt, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and California Institute of Technology

Jonathan Poterjoy, NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic and Atmospheric Laboratory

Sebastian Reich, University of Potsdam and University of Reading

Michael Riemer, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Rosimar Rios-Berrios, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Glen Romine, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Angela Rowe, University of Washington

Masaki Satoh, University of Tokyo

Michael Scheuerer, CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory

Carl Schreck III, North Carolina State University

Craig Schwartz, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Stefano Serafin, University of Vienna

David Sills, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Patrick Skinner, CIMMS, University of Oklahoma, and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Ryan Sobash, National Center for Atmospheric Research

W. James Steenburgh, University of Utah

Madalina Surcel, McGill University

Robin Tanamachi, Purdue University

Greg Thompson, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Stan Trier, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Paul Ullrich, University of California, Davis

Marcus van Lier-Walqui, Columbia University and NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Stephane Vannitsem, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium

Adam Varble, University of Utah

Joanne Waller, University of Reading

Andrew Winters, University at Albany, State University of New York

Hailing Zhang, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Dusanka Zupanski, Spire Global, Inc.

Peer Review Support Staff

Gwendolyn Whittaker, Assistant to David M. Schultz

Tiffany Bischoff, Assistant to Paul Roundy

Laura Buttner, Assistant to Russ S. Schumacher

Hayley Charney, Assistant to Todd Lane, Ryan D. Torn, and Christopher Weiss

Andrea Herbst, Assistant to Daniel Hodyss and Hugh Morrison

Alejandro Mazariegos, Assistant to Almut Gassmann, Daniel Kirshbaum, and Hilary Weller

Rebecca Perriello, Assistant to Altuğ Aksoy and Jeffrey Anderson

Megan Valcour, Assistant to Pamela Heinselman

Christine Ziebarth, Assistant to Matthew D. Eastin, Jidong Gao, Joshua P. Hacker, Ron McTaggart-Cowan, and Elizabeth Satterfield

Production Staff

John K. Creilson, Lead Technical Editor
Stephanie L. Nisbet and Andrea L. Schein, Lead Copy Editors
Rex Horner, Author Submission Support

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