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Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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  • IF value: 5.154 IF 5.154
  • IF 5-year value: 5.697 IF 5-year
    5.697
  • CiteScore value: 5.56 CiteScore
    5.56
  • SNIP value: 1.761 SNIP 1.761
  • IPP value: 5.30 IPP 5.30
  • SJR value: 3.164 SJR 3.164
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 59 Scimago H
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  • h5-index value: 49 h5-index 49
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Executive editors: Didier Roche, David Ham, Julia Hargreaves, Astrid Kerkweg, Richard Neale & Rolf Sander
Geoscientific Model Development (GMD) is a not-for-profit 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 statistical models to box models to GCMs;
  • development and technical papers, describing developments such as new parameterizations or technical aspects of running models such as the reproducibility of results;
  • new methods for assessment of models, including work on developing new metrics for assessing model performance and novel ways of comparing model results with observational data;
  • papers describing new standard experiments for assessing model performance or novel ways of comparing model results with observational data;
  • model experiment descriptions, including experimental details and project protocols;
  • full evaluations of previously published models.

More details can be found in manuscript types and the journal editorial (compiled by the executive editors).

"I believe that the time is ripe for significantly better documentation of programs, and that we can best achieve this by considering programs to be works of literature." (Donald E. Knuth, Literate Programming, 1984)

"Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful." (George E. P. Box, Robustness in the strategy of scientific model building, 1979)

Highlight articles
02 Sep 2019
Improved methodologies for Earth system modelling of atmospheric soluble iron and observation comparisons using the Mechanism of Intermediate complexity for Modelling Iron (MIMI v1.0)
Douglas S. Hamilton, Rachel A. Scanza, Yan Feng, Joseph Guinness, Jasper F. Kok, Longlei Li, Xiaohong Liu, Sagar D. Rathod, Jessica S. Wan, Mingxuan Wu, and Natalie M. Mahowald
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 3835–3862, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-3835-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-3835-2019, 2019
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03 Apr 2019
Terrainbento 1.0: a Python package for multi-model analysis in long-term drainage basin evolution
Katherine R. Barnhart, Rachel C. Glade, Charles M. Shobe, and Gregory E. Tucker
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 1267–1297, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-1267-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-1267-2019, 2019
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27 Mar 2019
Devito (v3.1.0): an embedded domain-specific language for finite differences and geophysical exploration
Mathias Louboutin, Michael Lange, Fabio Luporini, Navjot Kukreja, Philipp A. Witte, Felix J. Herrmann, Paulius Velesko, and Gerard J. Gorman
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 1165–1187, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-1165-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-1165-2019, 2019
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08 Mar 2019
The Open Global Glacier Model (OGGM) v1.1
Fabien Maussion, Anton Butenko, Nicolas Champollion, Matthias Dusch, Julia Eis, Kévin Fourteau, Philipp Gregor, Alexander H. Jarosch, Johannes Landmann, Felix Oesterle, Beatriz Recinos, Timo Rothenpieler, Anouk Vlug, Christian T. Wild, and Ben Marzeion
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 909–931, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-909-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-909-2019, 2019
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10 Dec 2018
ESM-SnowMIP: assessing snow models and quantifying snow-related climate feedbacks
Gerhard Krinner, Chris Derksen, Richard Essery, Mark Flanner, Stefan Hagemann, Martyn Clark, Alex Hall, Helmut Rott, Claire Brutel-Vuilmet, Hyungjun Kim, Cécile B. Ménard, Lawrence Mudryk, Chad Thackeray, Libo Wang, Gabriele Arduini, Gianpaolo Balsamo, Paul Bartlett, Julia Boike, Aaron Boone, Frédérique Chéruy, Jeanne Colin, Matthias Cuntz, Yongjiu Dai, Bertrand Decharme, Jeff Derry, Agnès Ducharne, Emanuel Dutra, Xing Fang, Charles Fierz, Josephine Ghattas, Yeugeniy Gusev, Vanessa Haverd, Anna Kontu, Matthieu Lafaysse, Rachel Law, Dave Lawrence, Weiping Li, Thomas Marke, Danny Marks, Martin Ménégoz, Olga Nasonova, Tomoko Nitta, Masashi Niwano, John Pomeroy, Mark S. Raleigh, Gerd Schaedler, Vladimir Semenov, Tanya G. Smirnova, Tobias Stacke, Ulrich Strasser, Sean Svenson, Dmitry Turkov, Tao Wang, Nander Wever, Hua Yuan, Wenyan Zhou, and Dan Zhu
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 5027–5049, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-5027-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-5027-2018, 2018
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Recent papers
11 Oct 2019
Parallel I/O in FMS and MOM5
Rui Yang, Marshall Ward, and Ben Evans
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-257,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-257, 2019
Manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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10 Oct 2019
What should we do when a model crashes? Recommendations for global sensitivity analysis of Earth and environmental systems models
Razi Sheikholeslami, Saman Razavi, and Amin Haghnegahdar
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4275–4296, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4275-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4275-2019, 2019
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10 Oct 2019
Fast domain-aware neural network emulation of a planetary boundary layer parameterization in a numerical weather forecast model
Jiali Wang, Prasanna Balaprakash, and Rao Kotamarthi
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4261–4274, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4261-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4261-2019, 2019
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10 Oct 2019
Incorporation of inline warm rain diagnostics into the COSP2 satellite simulator for process-oriented model evaluation
Takuro Michibata, Kentaroh Suzuki, Tomoo Ogura, and Xianwen Jing
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4297–4307, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4297-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4297-2019, 2019
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09 Oct 2019
Development of turbulent scheme in the FLEXPART-AROME v1.2.1 Lagrangian particle dispersion model
Bert Verreyken, Jérome Brioude, and Stéphanie Evan
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4245–4259, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4245-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4245-2019, 2019
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News
02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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