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.

2020 Impact Factor: 3.7351

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, 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

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

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

Glen Romine, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Paul Roundy, University at Albany, State University of New York

Angela Rowe, University of Washington
Elizabeth Satterfield, Naval Research Laboratory

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

Ángel F. Adames, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Altuğ Aksoy, University of Miami and NOAA/AOML

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

Peter Banacos, NOAA/National Weather Service

Michael Bell, Colorado State University

David Bodine, University of Oklahoma

Alan Brammer, CIRA, Colorado State University

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

Kristen Calhoun, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Alberto Carrassi, University of Reading and University of Utrecht

Steven Cavallo, University of Oklahoma

Adam Clark, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Michael Coniglio, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Daniel T. Dawson II, Purdue University

Casey Davenport, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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

David John Gagne, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Thomas Galarneau, CIMMS/University of Oklahoma

Burkley T. Gallo, CIMMS, University of Oklahoma, and NOAA/NWS/SPC

Stéphane Gaudreault, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Eric Gilleland, National Center for Atmospheric Research

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

Alex M. Haberlie, Louisiana State University

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

Aaron Hill, Colorado State University

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

Jana Houser, Ohio University

Haiyan Jiang, Florida International University

Aaron Johnson, University of Oklahoma

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

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

Lili Lei, Nanjing Univeristy

Sebastian Lerch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Yu-Chieng Liou, National Central University, Taiwan

Jim Marquis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Rachel Mauk, The Ohio State University

Justin McLay, Naval Research Laboratory

Jason Milbrandt, Environment and Climate Change Canada

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

Marion Mittermaier, Met Office

Matthias Morzfeld, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Jason E. Nachamkin, Naval Research laboratory
Lars Nerger, Alfred Wegener Institute

Erik R. Nielsen, Texas A&M University

Thomas Nipen, Norwegian Meteorological Institute

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

Naoko Sakaeda, University of Oklahoma

Pavel Sakov, Bureau of Meteorology

Masaki Satoh, The University of Tokyo

Ben Schenkel, University of Oklahoma

Andrew Schepen, CSIRO

Kathleen Schiro, University of Virginia

Carl Schreck III, North Carolina State University

Mark Schlutow, Free University of Berlin

Craig Schwartz, National Center for Atmospheric Research

James Shaw, The Floow Ltd.

David Sills, University of Western Ontario

Patrick Skinner, CIMMS, University of Oklahoma, and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms 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

Ryan D. Torn, University at Albany, State University of New YorkRobin Tanamachi, Purdue University

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, Naval Research Laboratory

Joanne Waller, Met Office

Kirien Whan, The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

Andrew Winters, University of Colorado Boulder

May Wong, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Christoph Zülicke, Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Kühlungsborn

Peer Review Support Staff

Erin Gumbel, Assistant to David M. Schultz and Kristen L. Corbosiero

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

Tiffany Bischoff, Assistant to Jeffrey Anderson, Matthew R. Kumjian, Derek Posselt, Glen Romine, Paul Roundy, Russ S. Schumacher, and Stan Trier

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

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
Richard R. Brandt, Lead Technical Editor
Andrea L. Schein, Lead Copy Editor
Danielle Joyce, Author Submission Support

1 2020 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics; Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category.