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Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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Geoscientific Model Development (GMD) is an international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and public discussion of the description, development, and evaluation of numerical models of the Earth system and its components. The following manuscript types can be considered for peer-reviewed publication:

  • geoscientific model descriptions, from box models to GCMs;
  • development and technical papers, describing development such as new parameterizations or technical aspects of running models such as the reproducibility of results;
  • papers describing new standard experiments for assessing model performance, or novel ways of comparing model results with observational data;
  • model intercomparison descriptions, including experimental details and project protocols.

Highlight articles

We provide improved routines to model the ocean carbonate system, i.e., to compute ocean pH and related variables from dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity. These routines (1) rely on the fastest available algorithm to solve the alkalinity-pH equation, which converges even under extreme conditions; (2) avoid common model approximations that lead to errors of 3% or more in computed variables; and (3) account for large pressure effects on subsurface pCO2, unlike other packages.

J. C. Orr and J.-M. Epitalon

This paper explores the feasibility of an experimentation strategy for investigating sensitivities in fast components of atmospheric general circulation models.

H. Wan, P. J. Rasch, K. Zhang, Y. Qian, H. Yan, and C. Zhao

We present a new coupled ocean-circulation–ice model configuration of the Baltic Sea. The model features, contrary to most existing configurations, a high horizontal resolution of 1 nautical mile (1.85 km), which is eddy-resolving over much of the domain.

H. Dietze, U. Löptien, and K. Getzlaff

Recent articles


Changing executive editors at GMD

26 May 2015

Dan Lunt, Ian Rutt, and James Annan, three of the founding executive editors of GMD, have retired from the executive editors board. In their places, Bob Marsh, Astrid Kerkweg, and Didier Roche have joined the board.

GMD now member of COPE

21 May 2015

Geoscientific Model Development (GMD) has become a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and thereby subscribes to the principles of COPE.

Website relaunch

17 Mar 2015

The GMD website has been given a new look, and the navigation has been adjusted.
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