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Introduction to the QJ@150 anniversary collection

Ross, A. N. and Methven, J. ORCID: (2023) Introduction to the QJ@150 anniversary collection. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 149 (754). pp. 1541-1545. ISSN 1477-870X

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2023 is a momentous year for the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society (QJ), celebrating its 150th anniversary. The QJ was initiated in 1873 at a time when meteorological science was growing rapidly in scope and importance and is one of the first atmospheric science journals to be established. The Meteorological Society had not yet been recognised with the use of "Royal" in its title (that was bestowed by Queen Victoria in 1883). The International Meteorological Organization was also founded in 1873 to build a worldwide network of meteorological observations and agreement on standardized observation methods - this later became the World Meteorological Organization . This QJ@150 Anniversary collection has been collated to highlight some of the milestone papers from the journal over its history. All papers have been nominated by former and current editors-in-chief of the journal and so inevitably reflects our personal interests, however we hope it will give a flavour of the important contribution the journal has made over its 150 years to advancing the field of meteorology, atmospheric science and related disciplines. We aimed to select papers spanning key advances in atmospheric science, reflecting the wide range of topics covered and covering theoretical developments, observational breakthroughs and numerical modelling studies. Some papers will be exceedingly well known by atmospheric scientists, others perhaps less so, but they have all made an important contribution in their field.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:112571
Publisher:Royal Meteorological Society

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