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Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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  • IF value: 4.252 IF 4.252
  • IF 5-year value: 4.890 IF 5-year 4.890
  • CiteScore value: 4.49 CiteScore 4.49
  • SNIP value: 1.539 SNIP 1.539
  • SJR value: 2.404 SJR 2.404
  • IPP value: 4.28 IPP 4.28
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Executive editors: Julia Hargreaves, Lutz Gross, David Ham, Astrid Kerkweg, Didier Roche & Rolf Sander
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 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
18 Sep 2018
MPAS-Albany Land Ice (MALI): a variable-resolution ice sheet model for Earth system modeling using Voronoi grids
Matthew J. Hoffman, Mauro Perego, Stephen F. Price, William H. Lipscomb, Tong Zhang, Douglas Jacobsen, Irina Tezaur, Andrew G. Salinger, Raymond Tuminaro, and Luca Bertagna
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3747-3780, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-3747-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-3747-2018, 2018
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18 Sep 2018
sympl (v. 0.4.0) and climt (v. 0.15.3) – towards a flexible framework for building model hierarchies in Python
Joy Merwin Monteiro, Jeremy McGibbon, and Rodrigo Caballero
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3781-3794, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-3781-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-3781-2018, 2018
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30 Aug 2018
The Variable Infiltration Capacity model version 5 (VIC-5): infrastructure improvements for new applications and reproducibility
Joseph J. Hamman, Bart Nijssen, Theodore J. Bohn, Diana R. Gergel, and Yixin Mao
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3481-3496, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-3481-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-3481-2018, 2018
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21 Aug 2018
Developing a global operational seasonal hydro-meteorological forecasting system: GloFAS-Seasonal v1.0
Rebecca Emerton, Ervin Zsoter, Louise Arnal, Hannah L. Cloke, Davide Muraro, Christel Prudhomme, Elisabeth M. Stephens, Peter Salamon, and Florian Pappenberger
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3327-3346, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-3327-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-3327-2018, 2018
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08 May 2018
Crossing the chasm: how to develop weather and climate models for next generation computers?
Bryan N. Lawrence, Michael Rezny, Reinhard Budich, Peter Bauer, Jörg Behrens, Mick Carter, Willem Deconinck, Rupert Ford, Christopher Maynard, Steven Mullerworth, Carlos Osuna, Andrew Porter, Kim Serradell, Sophie Valcke, Nils Wedi, and Simon Wilson
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 1799-1821, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-1799-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-1799-2018, 2018
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Recent articles
16 Nov 2018
Dynamically coupling full Stokes and shallow shelf approximation for marine ice sheet flow using Elmer/Ice (v8.3)
Eef C. H. van Dongen, Nina Kirchner, Martin B. van Gijzen, Roderik S. W. van de Wal, Thomas Zwinger, Gong Cheng, Per Lötstedt, and Lina von Sydow
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4563-4576, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4563-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4563-2018, 2018
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16 Nov 2018
The NASA Eulerian Snow on Sea Ice Model (NESOSIM) v1.0: initial model development and analysis
Alek A. Petty, Melinda Webster, Linette Boisvert, and Thorsten Markus
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4577-4602, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4577-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4577-2018, 2018
16 Nov 2018
Global simulation of tropospheric chemistry at 12.5 km resolution: performance and evaluation of the GEOS-Chem chemical module (v10-1) within the NASA GEOS Earth system model (GEOS-5 ESM)
Lu Hu, Christoph A. Keller, Michael S. Long, Tomás Sherwen, Benjamin Auer, Arlindo Da Silva, Jon E. Nielsen, Steven Pawson, Matthew A. Thompson, Atanas L. Trayanov, Katherine R. Travis, Stuart K. Grange, Mat J. Evans, and Daniel J. Jacob
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4603-4620, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4603-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4603-2018, 2018
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13 Nov 2018
Evaluation of Monte Carlo tools for high-energy atmospheric physics II: relativistic runaway electron avalanches
David Sarria, Casper Rutjes, Gabriel Diniz, Alejandro Luque, Kevin M. A. Ihaddadene, Joseph R. Dwyer, Nikolai Østgaard, Alexander B. Skeltved, Ivan S. Ferreira, and Ute Ebert
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4515-4535, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4515-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4515-2018, 2018
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13 Nov 2018
A protocol for an intercomparison of biodiversity and ecosystem services models using harmonized land-use and climate scenarios
HyeJin Kim, Isabel M. D. Rosa, Rob Alkemade, Paul Leadley, George Hurtt, Alexander Popp, Detlef P. van Vuuren, Peter Anthoni, Almut Arneth, Daniele Baisero, Emma Caton, Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, Louise Chini, Adriana De Palma, Fulvio Di Fulvio, Moreno Di Marco, Felipe Espinoza, Simon Ferrier, Shinichiro Fujimori, Ricardo E. Gonzalez, Maya Gueguen, Carlos Guerra, Mike Harfoot, Thomas D. Harwood, Tomoko Hasegawa, Vanessa Haverd, Petr Havlík, Stefanie Hellweg, Samantha L. L. Hill, Akiko Hirata, Andrew J. Hoskins, Jan H. Janse, Walter Jetz, Justin A. Johnson, Andreas Krause, David Leclère, Ines S. Martins, Tetsuya Matsui, Cory Merow, Michael Obersteiner, Haruka Ohashi, Benjamin Poulter, Andy Purvis, Benjamin Quesada, Carlo Rondinini, Aafke M. Schipper, Richard Sharp, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Wilfried Thuiller, Nicolas Titeux, Piero Visconti, Christopher Ware, Florian Wolf, and Henrique M. Pereira
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4537-4562, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4537-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4537-2018, 2018
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News
05 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signed Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences and updated data policy and author guidelines

Data underpinning any research finding should be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) – not only for humans, but also for machines. Therefore, Copernicus Publications requests that such data are available upon publication of an article.

05 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signed Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences and updated data policy and author guidelines

Data underpinning any research finding should be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) – not only for humans, but also for machines. Therefore, Copernicus Publications requests that such data are available upon publication of an article.

27 Jun 2018 New Journal Impact Factors released

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27 Jun 2018 New Journal Impact Factors released

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03 May 2018 Extended agreement with the Leibniz Association

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03 May 2018 Extended agreement with the Leibniz Association

As of 1 May 2018 the centralized payment of article processing charges (APCs) with the Leibniz Association has been extended to 53 Leibniz Institutions participating in the Leibniz Association's Open Access Publishing Fund.

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