Monthly Weather Review

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Scope

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.

2018 Impact Factor: 3.146 (#27 in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science1)

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.

  • 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

Editors

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

Jeffrey Anderson, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Tommaso Benacchio, Politecnico di Milano

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

Matthew D. Eastin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Clark Evans, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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

Stan Trier, National Center for Atmospheric Research

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, National Institute for Research and Development in Optoelectronics

Karina Apodaca, Colorado State University/CIRA and NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division

Peter Banacos, NOAA/National Weather Service

Michael Bell, Colorado State University

David Bodine, University of Oklahoma

Kristen Calhoun, CIMMS, University of Oklahoma, and NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Sean P. F. Casey, CIMAS, RSMAS, University of Miami and NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division

Steven Cavallo, University of Oklahoma

Adam Clark, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

James Correia, Analysis and Mission Support Division, Analysis and Nowcast Branch, National Weather Service

Daniel T. Dawson II, Purdue University

Pedro da Silva Peixoto, University of São Paulo

Casey Davenport, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jennifer DeHart, Colorado State University

Charlotte DeMott, Colorado State University

Anthony C. Didlake, Jr., The Pennsylvania State University

Andreas Dörnbrack, German Aerospace Center Oberpfaffenhofen

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

Alison M. Fowler, University of Reading

David John Gagne, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Thomas Galarneau, University of Arizona

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

Jeremy Gibbs, University of Utah

Eric Gilleland, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Christian Grams, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Kevin R. Haghi, University of Washington

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

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

Andrea L. Lang, University at Albany, State University of New York

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

Zach Lebo, University of Wyoming

Lili Lei, Nanjing University

Sebastian Lerch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies

Yu-Chieng Liou, National Central University, Taiwan

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

Rachel Mauk, The Ohio State University

Amy McGovern, University of Oklahoma

Justin McLay, Naval Research Laboratory

Jason Milbrandt, Environment and Climate Change Canada

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

Hiroaki Miura, The University of Tokyo

Matthias Morzfeld, University of Arizona

Lars Nerger, Alfred Wegener Institute

Thomas Nipen, Norwegian Meteorological Institute

Chris Nowotarski, Texas A&M University

Philippe Papin, Naval Research Laboratory

John Peters, Naval Postgraduate School

Riwal Plougonven, École Polytechnique

Inna Polichtchouk, European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts

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

Jonathan Poterjoy, University of Maryland

Corey Potvin, CIMMS and NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

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, The University of Tokyo

Phillip Scheffknecht, Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics

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 Innsbruck

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

Stephanie N. Stevenson, CIRA, Colorado State University and NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center

Madalina Surcel, Canadian Centre for Meteorological and Environmental Prediction, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Robin Tanamachi, Purdue University

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

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

Peer Review Support Staff

Gwendolyn Whittaker, Assistant to David M. Schultz

Tiffany Bischoff, Assistant to Altuğ Aksoy and Paul Roundy

Laura Buttner, Assistant to Jeffrey Anderson, Daniel Hodyss, and Stan Trier

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

Felicia Gullotta, Assistant to Almut Gassmann, Daniel Kirshbaum, and Hilary Weller

Erin Gumbel, Assistant to Kristen L. Corbosiero, Pamela Heinselman, and Hugh Morrison

Hannah Kleppner, Assistant to Russ S. Schumacher

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

Production Staff

Mike Friedman, Senior Manager for Publishing Operations
John K. Creilson, Lead Technical Editor
Andrea L. Schein, Lead Copy Editor
Danielle Joyce, Author Submission Support


1 2018 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics. Ranking out of 86 journals in the Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category.