Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Springer Verlag

Journal description

Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics will accept original research papers for publication following the recommendations of a review panel. The emphasis lies with the following topic areas: atmospheric dynamics and general circulation; synoptic meteorology; weather systems in specific regions such as the tropics the polar caps the oceans; atmospheric energetics; numerical modeling and forecasting; physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere including radiation optical effects electricity and atmospheric turbulence and transport processes: mathematical and statistical techniques applied to meteorological data sets Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics discusses physical and chemical processes - in both clear and cloudy atmospheres - including radiation optical and electrical effects precipitation and cloud microphysics.

Current impact factor: 1.25

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 1.245
2012 Impact Factor 1.327
2011 Impact Factor 0.903
2010 Impact Factor 0.921
2009 Impact Factor 0.872
2008 Impact Factor 1.034
2007 Impact Factor 1.149
2006 Impact Factor 0.981
2005 Impact Factor 1.156
2004 Impact Factor 1.097
2003 Impact Factor 0.82
2002 Impact Factor 0.887
2001 Impact Factor 0.714
2000 Impact Factor 0.536
1999 Impact Factor 0.574
1998 Impact Factor 0.737
1997 Impact Factor 0.788
1996 Impact Factor 0.921
1995 Impact Factor 1
1994 Impact Factor 0.645
1993 Impact Factor 0.408
1992 Impact Factor 0.673

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.57
Cited half-life 9.20
Immediacy index 0.09
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.71
Website Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics website
Other titles Meteorology and atmospheric physics (Online)
ISSN 0177-7971
OCLC 41239516
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    ABSTRACT: Many cities around the world are located in mountainous areas. Understanding local circulations in mountainous urban areas is important for improving local weather and air quality prediction as well as understanding thermally forced mesoscale flow dynamics. In this study, we examine local circulations in and around the Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, metropolitan area using the Weather Research and Forecasting model coupled with the Seoul National University Urban Canopy Model. Ulaanbaatar lies in an east–west-oriented valley between the northern base of Mt. Bogd Khan and the southern base of branches of the Khentiin Nuruu mountain range. Idealized summertime fair-weather conditions with no synoptic winds are considered. In the daytime, mountain upslope winds, up-valley winds, and urban breeze circulation form and interact with each other. Mountain upslope winds precede up-valley winds. It is found that the transition of upslope winds to downslope winds on the urban-side slope of Mt. Bogd Khan occurs and the downslope winds in the afternoon strengthen due to urban breezes. In the nighttime, mountain downslope winds and down-valley winds are prominent and strong channeling flows form over the city. The sensitivities of local circulations to urban fraction, atmospheric stability, and soil water content are examined. As urban fraction increases, daytime up-valley winds over the city and daytime downslope winds on the urban-side slope of Mt. Bogd Khan strengthen. Daytime near-surface up-valley winds in the city strengthen with increasing atmospheric stability. As soil water content decreases, daytime near-surface up-valley winds in the city weaken. The daytime urban atmospheric boundary-layer height is found to be sensitive to atmospheric stability and soil water content. This study is a first attempt to examine local circulations in and around the Ulaanbaatar metropolitan area and demonstrates that the city alters mountain slope winds and up-/down-valley winds.
    Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 03/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00703-015-0374-4
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    ABSTRACT: Six-hourly soundings (GPS sonde) were carried out at the central equatorial Indian Ocean (808–838E) during 25th September–10th October 2011 under the CINDY2011 (Cooperative Indian Ocean Experiment on Intra-seasonal variability in Year 2011) field campaign. One-degree interval soundings were also taken along a meridional section at 838E from 58N to 58S during 12–20 October 2011 to supplement the time series data. Relative humidity (RH) and meridional wind component exhibit downward propagation of air mass in bands of high and low RH associated with northerly and southerly winds, respectively. Low (20–100 day) and high (2–10 day) frequency band pass filtered OLR data (NOAA-interpolated OLR) revealed the presence of Madden and Julian Oscillation (MJO) with 20- to 40-day periodicity, and weak Mixed Rossby Gravity (MRG) waves with 4- to 5-day periodicity. Eastward (westward) propagating MJO (MRG wave) with wave numbers 3–4 (4–5), amplitudes of anomaly 1.1–1.2 Wm-2 (1.8 Wm-2) were observed. The asymmetric bifurcation of warm surface water by the subsurface cold water off Sumatra generate asymmetric convective regimes in the vicinity of the equator probably triggered convection with periodicity similar to MRG waves. The intermittent surface convection associated is believed to be responsible for the ascending moisture to the middle troposphere prior to the initiation of MJO. The moisture pumped to the middle troposphere makes the layer convectively more unstable leading to the state of deep convection, a situation conducive for the MJO initiation processes.
    Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 03/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00703-015-0376-2
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this paper is to analyze the temporal variability of Particulate Matter mass concentrations in connection with air circulation, for eight rural sites situated in the Central and Eastern parts of Europe. The stations from Poland, Hungary and Romania are rural stations without sources of pollutants. The analysis covers four winters, between December 2004 and February 2008. The pollution episodes were selected to explain air circulation influence. The results show that the causes of pollution were local, due to high mean sea level pressure and the blocking, as air circulation on large scale, was dominant in the cases of enhanced pollution in the selected area.
    Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 01/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00703-014-0364-y
  • Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 01/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00703-015-0368-2
  • Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 01/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00703-014-0365-x
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    ABSTRACT: Wind-caused undercatch is an important factor among types of systematic errors in point measurements of rainfall. The daily amount of rainfall measured by a MR3H tipping-bucket rain gauge (TBR-MR3H), which is elevated above the ground surface, was considerably underestimated on average by 46 % when compared with the corre- sponding measurements done by a pair of ground-level manual gauges (M-Rs). The undercatch was also confirmed by the measurements using a set of microlysimeters (MLs). The daily rainfall totals measured by the manual rain gauge were used as a reference in adjusting the rainfall under- catch with the tipping-bucket rain gauge. A simplified equation, developed based on the relationship between logarithmic wind profile and its effect on the catch ratio (CR) of the two gauges, was used to calculate the correc- tion factor on a daily basis. The effect of wind speed depends on the intensity of rainfall. Parameters were optimized, and the proposed equation was validated. The calculated and measured daily rainfall amounts were in good agreement with a correlation coefficient of 0.99, and overall deviation of 0.04.
    Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 11/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: This study identified coherent daily precipitation regions in Nigeria by analyzing the spatial and temporal homogeneity of daily precipitation; investigating the dependence of wet day amount (WDAMT) and percentage of wet day (PWD) on latitude, longitude, elevation and distance from the ocean and finally regionalizing the daily precipitation stations. Non-parametric spatial homogeneity test was carried out on daily precipitation over 23 stations in Nigeria between 1992 and 2000 while the temporal analysis was done from 1971 to 2000. Regression analysis was used to determine the dependence of WDAMT and PWD on latitude, longitude, elevation and distance from the ocean. Principal component and cluster analyses were conducted to regionalize the precipitation stations. Seven homogeneous groups of stations were identified. Elevation explains 19.9 and 4.8 % of the variance in WDAMT and PWD, respectively, while latitude explains 76.2 % of variance in PWD. Eight principal components that explain 63.1 % of the variance in the daily precipitation data were retained for cluster analysis. Precipitation in the six daily precipitation regions that emerged from the cluster analysis is influenced by the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone, latitude, distance from ocean and southwesterlies while the northern region alone is influenced by the African Easterly Wave. In addition, precipitation in all the regions is influenced by topography. Low to medium spatial coherence exists in the precipitation regions. The spatial variations of PWD and WDAMT have implications for agricultural productivity and water resources in different parts of the country.
    Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 11/2014; 126(3-4):161-176. DOI:10.1007/s00703-014-0340-6
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    ABSTRACT: Many theories and mechanisms have been proposed to explain the phenomenon of clear-air turbulence (CAT), and some of them have been successful in predicting light, moderate and, in some cases, severe turbulence. It is only recently that skill in the forecasting of the severe form of CAT, which could lead to injuries to passengers and damage to aircraft, has improved. Recent observations and simulations suggest that some severe to extreme turbulence could be caused by horizontal vortex tubes resulting from secondary instabilities of regions of high shear in the atmosphere. We have conducted direct numerical simulations to understand the scale relationship between primary structures (larger-scale structures related to one of the causes mentioned above) and secondary structures (smaller-sized, shear structures of the size of aircraft). From shear layer simulations, we find that the ratio of sizes of primary and secondary vortices is of the right order to generate aircraft-scale vortex tubes from typical atmospheric shear layers. We have also conducted simulations with a mesoscale atmospheric model, to understand possible causes of turbulence experienced by a flight off the west coast of India. Our simulations show the occurrence of primary flow structures related to synoptic conditions around the time of the incident. The evidence presented for this mechanism also has implications for possible methods of detection and avoidance of severe CAT.
    Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 11/2014; 126(3-4). DOI:10.1007/s00703-014-0344-2