Monthly Weather Review

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Monthly Weather Review (MWR) (ISSN: 0027-0644; eISSN: 1520-0493) 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.

2022 Impact Factor: 3.21

Submission Types

  • Articles: Up to 7500 words, including the body text, acknowledgments, and appendixes. The word limit does not include the title page, abstract, references, captions, tables, and figures. If a submission exceeds the word limit, the author must provide a justification for the length of the manuscript and request the Chief Editor’s approval of the overage. This request may be uploaded in a document with the "Cover Letter" item type or entered in the comment field in the submission system.
  • Reviews: Synthesis of previously published literature that may address successes, failures, and limitations. Requires Review Proposal. For more information, see Review Articles.
  • 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. 
  • Corrigenda: The corrigendum article type is available for authors to address errors discovered in already published articles. For more information, see Corrigenda.

  • 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

Ron McTaggart-Cowan, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Associate Chief Editor

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


Jeffrey Anderson, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Tommaso Benacchio, Danish Meteorological Institute

Mark Buehner, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Clark Evans, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Tom Galarneau, National Severe Storms Laboratory

Jidong Gao, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Joshua P. Hacker, National Center for Atmospheric Research

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

Matthew R. Kumjian, The Pennsylvania State University

Justin McLay, Naval Research Laboratory

Zhiyong Meng, Peking University

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

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

Julian Quinting, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Rosimar Rios-Berrios, National Center for Atmospheric Research

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

Angela Rowe, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Russ S. Schumacher, Colorado State University

Jason Sippel, NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory/Hurricane Research Division

Stan Trier, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Christopher Weiss, Texas Tech University

Andrew Winters, University of Colorado Boulder


Associate Editors

Becky Adams-Selin, Atmospheric and Environmental Research

Altuğ Aksoy, University of Miami and NOAA/AOML

Javier Amezcua, Tecnológico de Monterrey and University of Reading

Karina Apodaca-Martínez, Spire Global, Inc., Weather and Earth Intelligence

Thomas Bendall, Met Office

David Bodine, University of Oklahoma

Joseph Boomgard-Zagrodnik, Verisk Weather Solutions

Michael J. Brennan, NOAA/NWS/NCEP National Hurricane Center

Kristen Calhoun, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Jean-François Caron, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Steven Cavallo, University of Oklahoma

Ting-Yu Cha, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Manda Chasteen, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Buo-Fu Chen, Center for Weather and Climate Disaster Research, National Taiwan University

Ray Chew, Goethe University Frankfurt

Hristo G. Chipilski, Florida State University

Brice Coffer, North Carolina State University

Michael Coniglio, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Alex Crawford Centre for Earth Observation Science, Clayton Riddell Faculty of Environment Earth and Resources, University of Manitoba

Daniel T. Dawson II, Purdue University

Jennifer DeHart, Colorado State University

Charlotte DeMott, Colorado State University

Leif Denby, Danish Meteorological Institute

Sarah D. Ditchek, CIMAS, University of Miami and NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division

Andreas Dörnbrack, German Aerospace Center Oberpfaffenhofen

Yu Du, Sun Yat-sen University

Jeff Duda, University of Colorado Boulder/CIRES and NOAA/Global Systems Laboratory

Patrick Duran, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Peter Finocchio, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Michael Fischer, NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division

Matthew Flournoy, NOAA/NWS/NCEP Storm Prediction Center

Michael M. French, Stony Brook University

Stéphane Gaudreault, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Guoqing Ge, CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory

Jeremy A. Gibbs, NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory

Eric Gilleland, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Steven J. Greybush, The Pennsylvania State University

Oksana Guba, Sandia National Laboratories

Soyoung Ha, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Andrea N. Hahmann, DTU Wind, Technical University of Denmark

Wei Han, Earth System Modeling and Prediction Centre, China Meteorological Administration

Andrew Hazelton, CIMAS, University of Miami and NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division

Thijs Heus, Cleveland State University

Aaron Hill, University of Oklahoma

Jana Houser, Ohio University

Yongjie Huang, University of Oklahoma

Dominik Jacques, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Aaron Johnson, University of Oklahoma

William A. Komaromi, NOAA/NWS/OSTI-Modeling and IMSG

James M. Kurdzo, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Marcin Kurowski, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Andrea L. Lang, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lili Lei, Nanjing Univeristy

Yu-Chieng Liou, National Central University, Taiwan

Anthony Lyza, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Jim Marquis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jonathan Martinez, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Annareli Morales, Weld County Department of Public and Environmental Health, Greeley, Colorado

Jake Mulholland, University of North Dakota

Shawn Murdzek, CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder, and NOAA Global Systems Laboratory

Jason E. Nachamkin, Naval Research laboratory

Christopher Nowotarski, Texas A&M University

Kelly M. Núñez Ocasio, National Center for Atmospheric Research

John Peters, Penn State University

Justin Pflug, University of Maryland Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center and NASA Goddard Hydrological Sciences Laboratory

Jonathan Poterjoy, University of Maryland

Jacopo Riboldi, ETH Zurich

Michael Riemer, Johannes Gutenberg-Universtiät Mainz

James Ruppert, University of Oklahoma

Ben Schenkel, University of Oklahoma and the National Severe Storms Laboratory

Carl Schreck III, North Carolina State University

Alex Schueth, Texas Tech University

Craig Schwartz, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Keith D. Sherburn, NOAA/National Weather Service

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

Laura Slivinski, CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory

Ryan Sobash, National Center for Atmospheric Research

W. James Steenburgh, University of Utah

Christopher Subich, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Maxime Taillardat, Météo-France and National Centre for Meteorological Research

Dana Tobin, CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA Weather Prediction Center

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

Benjamin Trabing, NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center and UCAR

Stefan Tulich, CIRES, University of Colorado and NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory/Physical Sciences Division

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

Adam Varble, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Robert Adam Warren, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia

Brandon Wolding, CIRES, University of Colorado and NOAA, Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences Laboratory

May Wong, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Kimberly Wood, University of Arizona

Rochelle Worsnop, CIRES, University of Colorado and NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory

George Young, The Pennsylvania State University

Yunji Zhang, The Pennsylvania State University

Bowen Zhou, Nanjing University

Andrea Zonato, University of Trento, Italy

Peer Review Support Staff

Erin Gumbel, Assistant to Ron McTaggart-Cowan, Jidong Gao, and Joshua P. Hacker

DJ Arruda, Assistant to Mark Buehner and Rosimar Rios-Berrios

Cristina Barletta, Assistant to Daryl Kleist, Angela Rowe, and Jason Sippel

Hayley Charney, Assistant to Tommaso Benacchio and Christopher Weiss

Jane Foley, Assistant to Clark Evans and Zhiyong Meng

Colleen Gaffney, Assistant to Jeffrey Anderson, Matthew R. Kumjian, and Andrew Winters

Tom Justice, Assistant to Kristen L. Corbosiero, Tom Galarneau, Justin McLay, and Justin Minder

Robbie Matlock,  Assistant to Derek Posselt, Julian Quinting, Paul Roundy, Russ S. Schumacher, and Stan Trier

Production Staff

Please see the AMS Publications Staff contacts page for Production staff information.

1 2022 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics; Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category.