The Atmospheric Sciences Research Journal is an Open Access online journal, which publishes research articles, reviews and letters in all areas of climate research and atmospheric science. The Atmospheric Sciences Research Journal, a peer reviewed journal, aims to provide the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments in the field. The emphasis will be on publishing quality papers rapidly and freely available to researchers worldwide. Atmospheric Sciences Research Letters (ASRL) is a new journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. It is wholly electronic and as such the first of its kind in Atmospheric Sciences. The aim of ASRL is to provide a fast track, fully peer reviewed publication route for new shorter contributions in the field of atmospheric and closely related sciences. ASRL offers a framework for scientific debate – providing a platform for discussing scientific issues and techniques. We encourage the presentation of multi-disciplinary work and contributions that utilise ideas and techniques from parallel areas.