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Subject: J2) What journals have regular articles on tropical cyclones?

Contributed by Chris Landsea

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) publishes the Monthly Weather Review which has annual summaries of Atlantic basin tropical cyclones, Atlantic basin tropical disturbances, and Northeast Pacific (east of 140W) basin tropical cyclones. These summaries have a substantial amount of data and analysis of the storms.

Weatherwise prints annual summaries of both the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific basins which are less technical than the Monthly Weather Review articles, but come out months earlier.

Mariner's Weather Log has articles from all of the global basins in annual summaries. These are descriptive and non-technical.

For the tropical cyclones of the Southeast Indian/Australia and the Australia/Southwest Pacific basins, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology publishesAustralia Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal has a very thorough annual summary.

The Indian journal Mausam carries an annual summary of tropical cyclone activity over the North Indian Ocean.

In addition to these summaries, many other AMS journals publish scholarly articles about tropical cyclones, especially the Bulletin of the AMS, Journal of Climate, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, and Weather and Forecasting. International journals that often carry similar type articles are Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, Nature, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Science, and Weather.

Last Updated: May 29, 2013

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