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.

2021 Impact Factor: 3.7281

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

David M. Schultz, University of Manchester


Jeffrey Anderson, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Tommaso Benacchio, Leonardo S.p.A.

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

Joshua P. Hacker, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Daniel Hodyss, Naval Research Laboratory

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

Matthew R. Kumjian, The Pennsylvania State University

Zhiyong Meng, Peking University

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

Ron McTaggart-Cowan, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Derek Posselt, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

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

Angela Rowe, University of Washington

Michael Scheuerer, Norwegian Computing Center, NR
Russ S. Schumacher, Colorado State University

Stan Trier, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Christopher Weiss, Texas Tech University


Associate Editors

David Kenton Adams, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Becky Adams-Selin, Atmospheric and Environmental Research

Altuğ Aksoy, University of Miami and NOAA/AOML

Joshua Alland, NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center and UCAR

Alexandra Anderson-Frey, University of Washington

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

Bogdan Antonescu, Remote Sensing Department, Romanian National Institute for Research and Development in Optoelectronics INOE 2000

Sarah D. Bang, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

David Bodine, University of Oklahoma

Joseph Boomgard-Zagrodnik, Washington State University

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

Kristen Calhoun, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Steven Cavallo, University of Oklahoma

Mingxuan Chen, Institute of Urban Meteorology, China Meteorological Administration

Adam Clark, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Brice Coffer, North Carolina State University

Michael Coniglio, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Casey Davenport, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Daniel T. Dawson II, Purdue University

Jennifer DeHart, Colorado State University

Charlotte DeMott, Colorado State University

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

Michael Fischer, NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division

Michael M. French, Stony Brook University

Thomas Galarneau, CIMMS/University of Oklahoma

Stéphane Gaudreault, Environment and Climate Change Canada

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

Eric Gilleland, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Steven J. Greybush, The Pennsylvania State University

Oksana Guba, Sandia National Laboratories

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

Stephan Hemri, University of Zurich

Thijs Heus, Cleveland State University

Aaron Hill, Colorado State University

Stacey Hitchcock, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes and University of Melbourne

Jana Houser, Ohio University

Yongjie Huang, University of Oklahoma

Haiyan Jiang, Florida International University

Aaron Johnson, University of Oklahoma

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

James M. Kurdzo, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Ryan Lagerquist, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and NOAA ESRL/GSL

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

David Lee, Bureau of Meteorology

Lili Lei, Nanjing Univeristy

Yu-Chieng Liou, National Central University, Taiwan

Jim Marquis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Rachel Mauk, The Ohio State University

Justin McLay, Naval Research Laboratory

Annareli Morales, CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory

Matthias Morzfeld, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Jason E. Nachamkin, Naval Research laboratory

Matthew R. Norman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Christopher Nowotarski, Texas A&M University

Kelly M. Núñez Ocasio, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Philippe Papin, NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center

Riwal Plougonven, École Polytechnique

Inna Polichtchouk, European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts

Jonathan Poterjoy, University of Maryland

Corey Potvin, CIMMS and NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Julian F. Quinting, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Rosimar Rios-Berrios, National Center for Atmospheric Research

James Ruppert, University of Oklahoma

Naoko Sakaeda, University of Oklahoma

Pavel Sakov, Bureau of Meteorology

Masaki Satoh, The University of Tokyo

Ben Schenkel, University of Oklahoma

Kathleen Schiro, University of Virginia

Carl Schreck III, North Carolina State University

Craig Schwartz, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Keith D. Sherburn, NOAA/National Weather Service

David Sills, University of Western Ontario

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

Elizabeth Smith, CIMMS and NOAA/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

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

Robin Tanamachi, Purdue University

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

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

Daniel P. Tyndall, Naval Research Laboratory

Paul Ullrich, University of California, Davis

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

Adam Varble, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Kevin C. Viner, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center

Joanne Waller, Met Office

Shuguang Wang, Nanjing University

Xuguang Wang, University of Oklahoma

Andrew Winters, University of Colorado Boulder

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

May Wong, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Hiroe Yamazaki, Imperial College London

Yunji Zhang, The Pennsylvania State University

Peer Review Support Staff

Erin Gumbel, Assistant to David M. Schultz

DJ Arruda, Assistant to Kristen L. Corbosiero

Cristina Barletta, Assistant to Daniel Hodyss, Daryl Kleist, and Angela Rowe

Tiffany Bischoff,  Assistant to Matthew R. Kumjian

Hayley Charney, Assistant to Tommaso Benacchio, Michael Scheuerer, and Christopher Weiss

Andrea Herbst, Assistant to Zhiyong Meng

Robbie Matlock,  Assistant to Jeffrey Anderson, Justin Minder, Derek Posselt, Paul Roundy, Russ S. Schumacher, and Stan Trier

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

Production Staff

Mike Friedman, Senior Manager for Publishing Operations
Richard R. Brandt, Lead Technical Editor
Andrea L. Schein, Lead Copy Editor
Danielle Joyce, Author Submission Support

1 2021 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics; Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category.