Monthly Weather Review

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Monthly Weather Review 
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Discipline Atmospheric sciences, meteorology
LanguageEnglish
Edited byDavid M. Schultz
Publication details
Publication history
1872–present
Publisher
FrequencyMonthly
Delayed, after 2 years
3.043
Standard abbreviations
Mon. Weather Rev.
Indexing
CODEN MWREAB
ISSN 0027-0644  (print)
1520-0493  (web)
LCCN 74648196
OCLC  no. 436659104
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The Monthly Weather Review is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Meteorological Society. It covers research related to analysis and prediction of observed and modeled circulations of the atmosphere, including technique development, data assimilation, model validation, and relevant case studies. This includes papers on numerical techniques and data assimilation techniques that apply to the atmosphere and/or ocean environment. The editor-in-chief is David M. Schultz (University of Manchester).

Scientific journal Periodical journal publishing scientific research

In academic publishing, a scientific journal is a periodical publication intended to further the progress of science, usually by reporting new research.

American Meteorological Society

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Contents

History

The journal was established in July 1872 by the United States Army Signal Corps. It was issued by the Office of the Chief Signal Officer from 1872 until 1891. In 1891, the Signal Office's meteorological responsibilities were transferred to the Weather Bureau under the United States Department of Agriculture. The Weather Bureau published the journal until 1970 when the Bureau became part of the newly formed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which published it until the end of 1973. Since 1974, it has been published by the American Meteorological Society. [1]

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Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences and the Science Citation Index. [2] According to the Journal Citation Reports , the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 2.758. [3] In 2016, the impact factor was 3.043. [4]

Current Contents is a rapid alerting service database from Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Institute for Scientific Information and Thomson Reuters. It is published online and in several different printed subject sections.

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References

  1. Monthly Weather Review, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Central Library.
  2. "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Thomson Reuters . Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  3. "Monthly Weather Review". 2012 Journal Citation Reports . Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013.
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