Weather and Forecasting
(ISSN 0882-8156), Vol. 27, 2012
Weather and Forecasting (WAF) publishes research that can lead without appreciable delay to improvements in operational forecasting, through implementation of new forecasting techniques relevant to case studies of significant weather events, modeling approaches, and dissemination of important information to operational forecasters. The journal covers research on deterministic and ensemble forecasting and analysis techniques applied to all time scales, forecast verification and new verification approaches, and methods to better forecast major weather events. This includes submissions that report on the capabilities of the latest physics, numerics, and data assimilation approaches within numerical models, ensembles and statistical postprocessing
techniques, demonstrate the transfer of research results to the forecasting community, and illustrate the societal use and values of forecasts.
- Articles - Full-length, up to 7500 words or 26 double-spaced pages of text (not including references, figure and table lists, and figures).
- Expedited Contributions - Shorter articles with an expedited peer-review and publication cycle, limited to 2,500 words or 9 double-spaced pages of text (not including references, figure and table lists, and figures) and no more than 6 figures and tables. Expedited contributions undergo one round of reviews within 2 weeks of receipt by the Editorial office, and authors will have a deadline of 4 weeks to complete revisions. Expedited Contributions should be published 10 to 12 weeks after final acceptance. If the manuscript grows beyond the length or figure criteria specified above during the review and revision, or if it requires a second round of reviews, the contribution will move out of the expedited contributions category and will be considered as a regular article.
- Comment and Reply Exchanges - Comments are written in response to a published article. The author of the article being commented upon always has the opportunity to write a reply. These exchanges are published together.
- NCEP Notes - Report on changes to the suite of operational numerical models and postprocessing techniques.
- Forecaster's Forum - Available for readers who wish to express opinions about forecasting problems and experiences that are of general interest to forecasters.
Early Online Releases
- May 7, 2013
- Evaluation of Cold-Season Precipitation Forecasts Generated by the Hourly Updating High-Resolution Rapid Refresh Model
- May 3, 2013
- Real-time upper-ocean temperature observations from aircraft during operational hurricane reconnaissance missions: AXBT Demonstration Project year one results