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<i>Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere (SOLA)</i> has been a fully Open Access journal under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/ license/by/4.0) since 2018, and has been added in the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) list. Last year, <i>SOLA</i> has updated the Guide for Authors and renewed its own web site (https://www.metsoc.jp/sola/).<br/>In response to the extreme weather events in the summers of 2017 and 2018, SOLA welcomed submissions of paper on the related topics and has published the special edition "Extreme Rainfall Events in 2017 and 2018" as Volume 15A. The published papers cover the large-scale atmospheric and oceanic features of extreme weather in the summer of 2018 (Shimpo et al. 2019; Sekizawa et al. 2019; Takemura et al. 2019; Takaya 2019), the mesoscale environmental properties of the extreme rainfall in July 2018 (Takemi and Unuma 2019), the predictability of extreme weather in the summer of 2018 (Kotsuki et al. 2019; Matsunobu and Matsueda 2019; Kobayashi and Ishikawa 2019), the relationship between a typhoon and the rainfall in July 2018 (Moteki 2019; Enomoto 2019), the use of a gridded precipitation product in investigating extreme rainfalls (Yatagai et al. 2019), and the impacts of global warming on the extreme hot summer in 2018 (Imada et al. 2019).<br/>We are growing. SOLA welcomes submission from the international community in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, and the related fields.
SOLA 16(0), i-ii, 2020
Meteorological Society of Japan