Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

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The Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology (JTECH) (ISSN: 0739-0572; eISSN: 1520-0426) publishes research describing instrumentation and methods used in atmospheric and oceanic research, including remote sensing instruments; measurements, validation, and data analysis techniques from satellites, aircraft, balloons, and surface-based platforms; in situ instruments, measurements, and methods for data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation and assimilation in numerical models; and information systems and algorithms.

2019 Impact Factor: 1.9521

Submission Types

  • Articles: Up to 7500 words (approximately 26 double-spaced pages), 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.

Editor and Staff Contacts

Co-Chief Editors

Atmospheric Technology
Luca Baldini, Italian National Research Council
Oceanic Technology
William J. Emery, University of Colorado Boulder


David Atkinson, University of Victoria
Gilberto Javier Fochesatto, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Oceana Puananilei Francis, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Tetsu Hara, University of Rhode Island
Evan Ruzanski, Vaisala
Kirsti Salonen, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Tomoo Ushio, Osaka University

Associate Editors

Hidenori Aiki, Nagoya University

Alessandro Battaglia, University of Leicester

Maristella Berta, Marine Sciences Research Institute, Italian National Research Council

Timothy Bonin, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Tim Boyer, NOAA/National Oceanographic Data Center

Haonan Chen, Colorado State University and NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory

Brenda Dolan, Colorado State University

Eric Firing, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Guoqi Han, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Heather Lawrence, Met Office

Eric W. Leuliette, NOAA/Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry
Haiyan Li, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Toshi Matsui, ESSIC University of Maryland and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Gleb Panteleev, Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center

James Richman, Florida State University

Ali Tokay, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Sebastián Torres, University of Oklahoma

Peer Review Support Staff

Erin Gumbel, Assistant to Luca Baldini and William J. Emery

Tiffany Bischoff, Assistant to Kirsti Salonen

Hayley Charney, Assistant to David Atkinson
Felicia Gullotta, Assistant to Gilberto Javier Fochesatto

Hannah Kleppner, Assistant to Tomoo Ushio

Al Russo, Assistant to Oceana Puananilei Francis and Evan Ruzanski
Christine Ziebarth, Assistant to Tetsu Hara

Production Staff

Mike Friedman, Senior Manager for Publishing Operations
Hollis E. Baguskas, Lead Technical Editor
Ramesh Pillay, Lead Copy Editor
Betsy Byers, Author Submission Support

1 2019 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics; Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category.