Weather, Climate, and Society


Volume 13, Issue 2

About the Journal

Weather, Climate, and Society (WCAS) publishes research and reviews that address economics, policy analysis, political science, history, communication, and institutional, social, health, and behavioral scholarship and research relating to weather and climate, including both climate variability and longer-term climate change. Contributions must include evidence-based analysis and substantive discussion of the interactions of weather and climate with society, taking an integrated approach, drawing on both the social and physical sciences.

Since many authors of WCAS papers are from social science disciplines, for which funding is generally more limited than in the physical sciences, the AMS Council has eliminated page charges for this journal.

ISSN: 1948-8327; elSSN: 1948-8335

Editor in Chief

Henry Huntington, Huntington Consulting

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Impact Factor


2019 Journal Impact Factors in the Meteorology and Atmospheric Science and Environmental Studies categories

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Lightning fatalities and injuries in Nepal

Basanta Raj Adhikari
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Perceptions of Climate Risk and Use of Climate Risk Information by Natural Resource Conservation Stakeholders Participating in ADVANCE Projects in Asia and Latin America

Manishka De Mel, William Solecki, Radley Horton, Ryan Bartlett, Abigail Hehmeyer, Shaun Martin, and Cynthia Rosenzweig
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Marcos Samuel Matias Ribeiro, Lara de Melo Barbosa Andrade, Maria Helena Constantino Spyrides, Kellen Carla Lima, Pollyane Evangelista da Silva, Douglas Toledo Batista, and Idemauro Antônio Rodrigues de Lara
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Interactive effects between Temperature and Humidity on Outpatient Visits of Respiratory Diseases in Lanzhou, China

Hua He, Guorong Chai, Yana Su, Yongzhong Sha, Shengliang Zong, and Hairong Bao
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Potential Socio-Economic and Environmental Benefits and Beneficiaries of UAS Atmospheric Profiles from a 3D Mesonet

Christopher A. Fiebrich, Jadwiga R. Ziolkowska, Phillip B. Chilson, and Elizabeth A. Pillar-Little
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A Spatiotemporal Lightning Risk Assessment Using Lightning Mapping Data

Kelley Murphy, Eric Bruning, Christopher J. Schultz, and Jennifer Vanos
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Moving toward the Deliberate Coproduction of Climate Science Knowledge

Alison M. Meadow, Daniel B. Ferguson, Zack Guido, Alexandra Horangic, Gigi Owen, and Tamara Wall
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Weather, Climate, and Worldviews: The Sources and Consequences of Public Perceptions of Changes in Local Weather Patterns

Kevin Goebbert, Hank C. Jenkins-Smith, Kim Klockow, Matthew C. Nowlin, and Carol L. Silva

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