Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology

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The Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology (JAMC) 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.

2017 Impact Factor: 2.236 (#37 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.
  • Expedited Contributions:
    Due to the improvement in AMS overall production time, new Expedited Contributions can no longer be submitted after 31 December 2017. You can read more about this decision in the AMS editorial, "AMS Discontinuing Expedited Contribution Article Type."
    Up to 2500 words (abstract, references, figure captions list, tables, and figures do not count toward the length limit). No more than a combined total of 6 tables and figures. No length waivers can be requested for this submission type. Multipart papers are not allowed. The peer-review and production/editing processes are accelerated. Author revisions are due within 4 weeks. The expected publication time is 4–7 weeks after final acceptance. If the paper grows beyond the maximum length or figure/table criteria during review and revision, the editor will decide if it remains an expedited contribution or becomes a regular article. Also, if the paper requires a second round of reviews, it will be considered a regular article. 
  • 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. 

Editors and Staff Contacts

Chief Editor

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


Andrew W. Ellis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Qi (Steve) Hu, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Marwan Katurji, University of Canterbury

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 M. Ellis, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Daniel J. Leathers, University of Delaware

Maximilian Maahn, University of Colorado Boulder

John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M University

Steven Quiring, The Ohio State University

Scott Robeson, Indiana University Bloomington

Di Tian, Auburn University

Tracy Twine, University of Minnesota

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

Lulin Xue, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Peyman Zawar-Reza, University of Canterbury

Peer Review Support Staff

Rebecca Perriello, Assistant to David A. R. Kristovich

Laura Buttner, Assistant to Marwan Katurji and Anita Rapp

Hayley Charney, Assistant to Andrew W. Ellis

Felicia Gullotta, Assistant to Katherine Klink

Megan Valcour, Assistant to Qi (Steve) Hu and Wen-Chau Lee

Christine Ziebarth, Assistant to Sandra Yuter

Production Staff

Mark E. Fernau, Lead Technical Editor
Jessica A. LaPointe, Lead Copy Editor
Rex Horner, Author Submission Support

1 2017 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics. Ranking out of 86 journals in the Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category.