Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology

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The Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology (JAMC) (ISSN: 1558-8424; eISSN: 1558-8432) publishes applied research on meteorology and climatology. Examples of meteorological research include topics such as weather modification, satellite meteorology, radar meteorology, boundary layer processes, physical meteorology, air pollution meteorology (including dispersion and chemical processes), agricultural and forest meteorology, mountain meteorology, and applied meteorological numerical models. Examples of climatological research include the use of climate information in impact assessments, dynamical and statistical downscaling, seasonal climate forecast applications and verification, climate risk and vulnerability, development of climate monitoring tools, and urban and local climates.

2019 Impact Factor: 2.5061

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.

Editors and Staff Contacts

Chief Editor

David A. R. Kristovich, Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign


Stephan F. J. De Wekker, University of Virginia

Andrew W. Ellis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Qi (Steve) Hu, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Katherine Klink, University of Minnesota

Wen-Chau Lee, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Anita Rapp, Texas A&M University

Sandra Yuter, North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Associate Editors

David Bodine, University of Oklahoma

Pao-Liang Chang, Central Weather Bureau

Scott Collis, Argonne National Laboratory

Noam David, AtmosCell

Scott M. Ellis, National Center for Atmospheric Research

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

Victor Gensini, Northern Illinois University
April Hiscox, University of South Carolina

Daniel J. Leathers, University of Delaware

Maximilian Maahn, University of Colorado Boulder

John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M University

Dev Niyogi, Purdue University

Steven Quiring, The Ohio State University

Scott Robeson, Indiana University Bloomington

Ivana Stiperski, University of Innsbruck

Tracy Twine, University of Minnesota

Yalei You, University of Maryland

Kun Zhao, Nanjing University

Peer Review Support Staff

Felicia Gullotta, Assistant to David A. R. Kristovich

Hayley Charney, Assistant to Andrew W. Ellis

Erin Gumbel, Assistant to Qi (Steve) Hu

Hannah Kleppner, Assistant to Stephan F. J. De Wekker, Katherine Klink, and Wen-Chau Lee

Al Russo, Assistant to Anita Rapp
Christine Ziebarth, Assistant to Sandra Yuter

Production Staff

Mike Friedman, Senior Manager for Publishing Operations
Mark E. Fernau, Lead Technical Editor
Jessica A. LaPointe, Lead Copy Editor
Betsy Byers, Author Submission Support

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