The AAS Editor’s Award recognizes an individual reviewer for their especially thorough and impactful comments contributing to the improvement of a manuscript submitted to Advances in Atmospheric Sciences (AAS). The peer review process, and therefore the success of AAS, would not be possible without the generous contributions of time and knowledge from all participating reviewers. Nominations are submitted to the editorial office for initial consideration. Final selections are made by the Editors-in-Chief.
Our featured reviewers are those who have:
• The reviewer’s comments were essential in assessing the quality of the submitted manuscript and its associated study;
• The reviewer’s comments were helpful to the authors and respectful of the authors’ work;
• The reviewer’s comments ultimately led to the improvement of the manuscript and/or study, and therefore the advancement of the scientific and peer review processes.
AAS would like to acknowledge and thank every reviewer who has contributed time and effort to improving the content of our journal. Many reviewers go above and beyond what is asked of them and fully meet the criteria for this award, and we regret that we cannot recognize each of them publicly here. From the long list of generous and qualified reviewers, we have highlighted a few of our most outstanding reviewers.
2023 AAS Editor's Award
Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Tropical Cyclones, and Shanghai Typhoon
Sun Yat-Sen University, School of Atmospheric Sciences
KIT – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association
National Severe Storm Laboratory/NOAA.
College of Meteorology and Oceanography, National University of Defense Technology
Korea Polar Research Institute, Division of Polar Climate Research
School of Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Department of Earth Sciences,
Taylor, Patrick C.
NASA Langley Research Center
University of Reading
Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University
Pennsylvania State University
NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory
Ocean University of China
NOAA National Weather Service National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
2023 Outstanding Editor Award
This year’s Outstanding Editor awards go to the following editors:
Junji Cao, Xianyao Chen, Mike Davey, Buwen Dong, Lei Han, Shoji Kusunoki, Jianping Li, Xiong Liu, Heping Liu, Jianhua Lu, Andrew Orr, Craig Schwartz, Ming Xue, Qinghua Yang, Jin-Yi Yu, Kosaka Yu, Qiong Zhang, Xiangdong Zhang, Chun Zhao, Chuanfeng Zhao
2022 AAS Editor's Award
1. Chang, Chuan-Chieh (University Of Illinois): For ensuring that manuscript reviews are mindful, but rigorous.
2. Liu, Maofeng (University of Miami): For ensuring high-quality reviews of revised manuscripts.
3. Schvartzman, David (The University of Oklahoma): For providing detailed reviews of different manuscript versions.
4. Bucchignani, Edoardo (Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali): For providing a quick, yet comprehensive review.
5. Chenghai Wang (Lanzhou University): For multiple timely and professional reviews.
6. Elzen, Michel den (PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency): For providing an insightful review.
7. Gao, Lan (The University of Oklahoma): For his continuous thoughtful, detailed, and critical reviews of papers submitted to AAS.
8. Gim, Hyeon-Ju (Seoul National University): For carefully reading submitted manuscripts and providing valuable comments, which are greatly helpful as editors make publishing decisions.
9. Harris, Lucas (NOAA): For very detailed and insightful comments, which have significantly improved AAS’ manuscript submission quality.
10. Healy, Sean (ECMWF): For providing very meticulous reviews and mindful annotations in manuscripts.
11. Huang, Boyin (NOAA): For reviewing multiple articles and raising critical issues regarding data quality.
12. Huang, Xin (Nanjing University): For her profoundly thoughtful multi-step review and remarkably constructive comments that greatly improved the quality of the article that she reviewed.
13. Li, Guoping (Chengdu University of Information & Technology): For reviewing multiple articles and providing thorough comments in each.
14. Li, Weiping (China Meteorological Administration): For reviewing several papers for AAS.
15. Lynn, Barry (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): For maintaining high-standards throughout the review process, even in the third review stage.
16. Matsumura, Shinji (Hokkaido Univ.): For providing timely, insightful, and constructive review comments that help authors improve their manuscripts as well as help AAS publish scientifically-sound papers.
17. Sun, Wu (Carnegie Institution for Science): For providing exceptionally detailed and thorough comments.
18. Wang, Lang (Chinese University of Hong Kong): For providing prompt and constructive reviews of multiple manuscripts.
19. Xu, Xiyan (IAP, CAS): For her swift, yet comprehensive review of a “borderline” manuscript.
20. Yang, Ming-Jen (NTU): For raising critical questions throughout the review process.
21. Zhang, Hua (China Meteorological Administration): For providing highly detailed reviews.
22. Zhang, Qinghong (Peking University): For providing timely and high-quality commentary for News & Views articles which require expedited reviews.
2021 AAS Editor's Award
1. Bukovcic, Petar (University of Oklahoma Norman Campus): For providing high-quality reviews of manuscripts.
2. Chen, Xiaomin (NOAA): For reviewing multiple manuscripts and providing detailed comments for each of them.
3. Cheung, Ho-Nam (Sun Yat-Sen University): For accepting within a few hours the invitation to review and then returning a thorough but also fair and encouraging review within 10 days.
4. Gim, Hyeon-Ju (Seoul National University): For providing detailed and constructive comments on original and revised versions.
5. Han, Wei (China Meteorological Administration): For providing thoughtful and timely reviews for three manuscripts in the area of satellite data assimilation.
6. Jahn, David (University of Oklahoma Norman Campus): For two rounds of comprehensive reviews that benefited not only the paper but also the authors in their future writing of other papers.
7. Jin, Yishuai (Peking University): For a timely and insightful review that helped a critical editorial decision.
8. Kim, Dasol (Seoul National University): For raising important questions that may have affected the results of the study.
9. Lagerquist, Ryan (University of Oklahoma): For carefully checking all the equations in the paper and providing instrumental comments.
10. Ludwig, Valentin (University of Bremen): For providing an extremely thorough review with very useful feedback that helped to improve the manuscript substantially.
11. Tang, Jianping (Nanjing University): For his comprehensive comments on a manuscript.
12. van Harten, Gerard (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory): For his thoughtful and critical review of a manuscript.
13. Wada, Akiyoshi (Japan Meteorological Agency): For efficient, vigorous and fair reviews.
14. Wang, Gehui (East China Normal University): For his detailed and constructive reviews.
15. Zeng, Zhengzhong (Southern University of Science and Technology): For constructive comments that improved the quality of the manuscript.
2020 AAS Editor's Award
1. Fusco, Giannetta (Italy): For his timely and highly relevant review.
2. Kim, Hyun Mee (Korea): For a timely, thoughtful, and detailed review that contributed greatly to improving the manuscript.
3. Marro, Massimo (France): For providing thorough reviews that helped the authors largely improve the quality of their manuscript for publication.
4. McFarquhar, Greg (USA): For a very thoughtful review and very constructive and detailed comments.
5. Miao, Yucong (China): For his detailed and knowledgeable reviews.
6. Milbrandt, Jason (Canada): For thorough reviews of multiple manuscripts.
7. Shapiro, Alan (USA): For a very thorough, considered and careful review.
8. Vignon, Etienne (Switzerland): For providing an exceptionally thoughtful, detailed, and constructive review of a manuscript.
9. Ye, Xinxin (USA): For providing detailed and constructive comments that improved the reviewed article.
10. Zhao, Yang (USA): For his very timely and thoughtful review and very constructive and detailed comments that greatly improved the quality of the article he reviewed.
2019 AAS Editor's Award
1. Baggett, Cory (USA). For providing a detailed review with insightful comments and useful suggestions for improving a manuscript.
2. Chen, Xiaodong (USA). For his very timely and thoughtful review and very constructive comments that greatly improved the quality of the article he reviewed.
3. Chen, Xianyao (China). For providing very professional and helpful comments to the authors and editors.4. Fan, Ke (China). For providing timely, insightful and constructive comments for the manuscripts she reviewed.
5. Freychet, Nico (UK). For precise and thorough reviews that help improve a manuscript.
6. Jia, Xing (China). For thoughtful and constructive comments.
7. Keenlyside, Noel (Norway). For multiple, detailed, insightful reviews that improved manuscripts.
8. Morioka, Yushi (Japan). For providing a thorough and detailed review that included several good scientific suggestions for the authors to consider.
9. Suo, Lingling (Norway). For timely and constructive review on the manuscripts.
10. Zhang, Guifu (USA). For timely and detailed reviews of a number of papers on radar meteorology and instrumentation.
2018 AAS Editor's Award
1. Exarchou, Eleftheria (Spain). For providing a very insightful and detailed review
2. Hayashi, Masahiko (Japan). For careful, specific, and insightful reviews that were very helpful in editorial decisions.
3. Jung, Youngsun (USA ). For multiple, detailed, insightful reviews that improved manuscripts.
4. Sarangi, Chandan (USA). For his very timely and thoughtful review and very constructive comments that greatly improved the quality of the article he reviewed.
5. Schwartz, Craig (USA). For a very thoughtful review and very constructive and detailed comments that greatly improved the quality of the article he reviewed.
6. Screen, James (UK). For providing extensive, detailed and constructive comments on original and revised versions that led to substantial improvements of manuscripts.
7. Stein, Thorwald (UK). For thoughtful, precise, and timely reviews.
8. Su, Xiang (China). For timely and constructive reviews of multiple manuscripts.
9. Uotila, Petteri (Finland). For multiple and timely reviews helping to maintain AAS’ high standards.
10. Yasunaga, Kazuaki (Japan). For highly constructive, relevant, thorough, and timely reviews that significantly improved the quality of the submitted manuscripts.
2017 AAS Editor’s Award
1. Huang, Yang (USA). For providing extensive, detailed and constructive comments on original and revised versions that led to substantial improvements.
2. Huang, Yi-Husan (China). For a most comprehensive review with constructive comments that raised the quality of the manuscript significantly.
3. Luo, Yali (China). For multiple and timely reviews that greatly improved manuscripts.
4. Merhala, Thurai-Rajasingam (USA). For thoughtful, precise, and timely reviews.
5. Nakamura, Tetsu (Japan). For his very insightful and constructive comments that led to the significant improvement of the manuscript, helping to maintain AAS’ high standards.
6. Sakaguchi, Koichi (USA). For his very thoughtful review and very constructive detailed comments that greatly improved the quality of the article he reviewed.
7. Sasaki, Yoshi (Japan). For careful, specific, and insightful reviews that were very helpful in improving the paper, and in editorial decisions.
8. Shi, Yuning (USA). For carefully reading the manuscript and providing very detailed and useful comments to help improve the manuscript.
9. Taylor, Tommy(USA). For his highly constructive, relevant, thorough, and timely reviews that significantly improved the quality of the submitted manuscripts.
10. Zhou, Bowen (China). For multiple, detailed, insightful reviews that improved manuscripts.
2016 AAS Editor’s Award
1. Bergman, John (USA). For an insightful and constructive review.
2. Bonin, Timothy (USA). For being one of the best reviewers in the field of boundary layer meteorology, thanks to his thorough and instrumental comments to improve the quality of the manuscripts he reviews.
3. Chiswell, Stephen(New Zealand). For prompt and constructive reviews of manuscripts.
4. Gao, Jidong (USA). For insightful and detailed comments that have contributed to significant improvements of multiple manuscripts.
5. Kennedy, Aaron (USA). For multiple, timely, and thorough reviews that improved manuscripts.
6. Park, Mijeong (USA). For a lengthy and detailed review of a manuscript.
7. Qian, Weihong (China). For his comprehensive and timely reviews that provided valuable insights with unusual precision and thoughtfulness.
8. Wu, Renguang (China). For multiple and timely reviews that greatly improved manuscripts.
9. Xu, Kuan-Man(USA). For a critical but insightful and constructive review, which is essential for maintaining AAS at a high-quality level.
10. Yu, Kosaka (Japan). For relevant, fruitful and constructive comments that greatly helped authors to enhance the quality of paper.
2015 AAS Editor’s Award
1. Duan, Wansuo (China). For numerous, constructive, and timely reviews of manuscripts on predictability of weather and climate.
2. Gong, Daoyi (China). For providing a large number of timely and thorough reviews that have contributed to significant improvements of numerous manuscripts.
3. Hezel, Paul (Norway). For insightful reviews on a manuscript on Arctic climate change.
4. Hong, Jinkyu （Korea）. For constructive reviews of a manuscript through several rounds of revision.
5. Li, Qingqing (China). For prompt and thorough reviews of many manuscripts
6. Hu, Xiaoming (China). For multiple and timely reviews that improved manuscripts
7. Kumar, Sanjiv (Canada). For insightful and thorough reviews of a manuscript through several rounds of revision
8. Martin, Gill (UK). For thorough comments that have contributed to a much improved accepted article.
9. Tomikawa, Yoshihiro (Japan). For lengthy, fair and detailed reviews of a manuscript
10. Xu, Qin (USA). For detailed reviews of multiple manuscripts, always delivered on time.