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Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Executive editors: Julia Hargreaves, Lutz Gross, David Ham, Astrid Kerkweg, Richard Neale, 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
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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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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Recent papers
20 Feb 2019
MP CBM-Z V1.0: design for a new Carbon Bond Mechanism Z (CBM-Z) gas-phase chemical mechanism architecture for next-generation processors
Hui Wang, Junmin Lin, Qizhong Wu, Huansheng Chen, Xiao Tang, Zifa Wang, Xueshun Chen, Huaqiong Cheng, and Lanning Wang
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 749-764, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-749-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-749-2019, 2019
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20 Feb 2019
Using observed river flow data to improve the hydrological functioning of the JULES land surface model (vn4.3) used for regional coupled modelling in Great Britain (UKC2)
Alberto Martínez-de la Torre, Eleanor M. Blyth, and Graham P. Weedon
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 765-784, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-765-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-765-2019, 2019
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20 Feb 2019
Surrogate-assisted Bayesian inversion for landscape and basin evolution models
Rohitash Chandra, Danial Azam, Arpit Kapoor, and R. Dietmar Mulller
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2018-315,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2018-315, 2019
Manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 Feb 2019
GLOBAL-FATE: A GIS-based model for assessing contaminants fate in the global river network
Carme Font, Francesco Bregoli, Vicenç Acuña, Sergi Sabater, and Rafael Marcé
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-8,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-8, 2019
Manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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19 Feb 2019
Similarities within a multi-model ensemble: functional data analysis framework
Eva Holtanová, Thomas Mendlik, Jan Koláček, Ivanka Horová, and Jiří Mikšovský
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 735-747, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-735-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-735-2019, 2019
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News
16 Jan 2019 SUB Göttingen and Copernicus Publications introduced the National Consortium for Central Payment Processing of Article Processing Charges on 1 January 2019

14 scientific institutions have joined the national opt-in consortium for the central payment processing of APCs for articles of all journals published by Copernicus Publications.

16 Jan 2019 SUB Göttingen and Copernicus Publications introduced the National Consortium for Central Payment Processing of Article Processing Charges on 1 January 2019

14 scientific institutions have joined the national opt-in consortium for the central payment processing of APCs for articles of all journals published by Copernicus Publications.

16 Jan 2019 Institutional Agreement between Iowa State University Library and Copernicus Publications

Iowa State University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

16 Jan 2019 Institutional Agreement between Iowa State University Library and Copernicus Publications

Iowa State University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

10 Dec 2018 Full-text html workflow comes along with mobile-optimized journal websites

Copernicus Publications recently launched its full-text HTML workflow and optimized the GMD website for mobile devices. Thereby, the user experience is significantly enhanced when reading GMD articles.

10 Dec 2018 Full-text html workflow comes along with mobile-optimized journal websites

Copernicus Publications recently launched its full-text HTML workflow and optimized the GMD website for mobile devices. Thereby, the user experience is significantly enhanced when reading GMD articles.

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