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

Ron McTaggart-Cowan, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Associate Chief Editor

Joshua P. Hacker, National Center for Atmospheric Research


Jeffrey Anderson, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Tommaso Benacchio, Leonardo S.p.A.

Mark Buehner, Environment and Climate Change Canada

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

Clark Evans, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Tom Galarneau, National Severe Storms Laboratory

Jidong Gao, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

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

Rosimar Rios-Berrios, National Center for Atmospheric Research

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

Angela Rowe, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

Jason Sippel, NOAA AOML/HRD

Stan Trier, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Christopher Weiss, Texas Tech University


Associate Editors

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

Sarah D. Bang, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Thomas Bendall, Met Office

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

Manda Chasteen, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Mingxuan Chen, Institute of Urban Meteorology, China Meteorological Administration

Ray Chew, Goethe University Frankfurt

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

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

Jeff Duda, University of Colorado Boulder/CIRES and NOAA/GSL

Michael Fischer, NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division

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

Eric Gilleland, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Steven J. Greybush, The Pennsylvania State University

Oksana Guba, Sandia National Laboratories

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, 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

Aaron Johnson, University of Oklahoma

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

James M. Kurdzo, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Marcin Kurowski, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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

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

Jake Mulholland, University of North Dakota

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

Jonathan Poterjoy, University of Maryland

Julian F. Quinting, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Jacopo Riboldi, ETH Zurich

Michael Riemer, Johannes Gutenberg-Universtiät Mainz

James Ruppert, University of Oklahoma

Carl Schreck III, North Carolina State 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

Elizabeth Smith, CIMMS and NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Ryan Sobash, National Center for Atmospheric Research

W. James Steenburgh, University of Utah

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

Dana Tobin, University of Colorado Boulder CIRES 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

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

Shuguang Wang, Nanjing University

Golo Wimmer, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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

Kimberly Wood, Mississippi State University

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

DJ Arruda, Assistant to Mark Buehner, Kristen L. Corbosiero, Tom Galarneau, Justin McLay, and Rosimar Rios-Berrios

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

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 Clark Evans, Jidong Gao, and Joshua P. Hacker

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.