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Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Executive editors: Didier Roche, David Ham, Astrid Kerkweg, Min-Hui Lo, 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
21 Feb 2020
TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Atmosphere Intercomparison (THAI): motivations and protocol version 1.0
Thomas J. Fauchez, Martin Turbet, Eric T. Wolf, Ian Boutle, Michael J. Way, Anthony D. Del Genio, Nathan J. Mayne, Konstantinos Tsigaridis, Ravi K. Kopparapu, Jun Yang, Francois Forget, Avi Mandell, and Shawn D. Domagal Goldman
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 707–716, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-707-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-707-2020, 2020
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31 Jan 2020
An urban ecohydrological model to quantify the effect of vegetation on urban climate and hydrology (UT&C v1.0)
Naika Meili, Gabriele Manoli, Paolo Burlando, Elie Bou-Zeid, Winston T. L. Chow, Andrew M. Coutts, Edoardo Daly, Kerry A. Nice, Matthias Roth, Nigel J. Tapper, Erik Velasco, Enrique R. Vivoni, and Simone Fatichi
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 335–362, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-335-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-335-2020, 2020
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10 Dec 2019
A comparative assessment of the uncertainties of global surface ocean CO2 estimates using a machine-learning ensemble (CSIR-ML6 version 2019a) – have we hit the wall?
Luke Gregor, Alice D. Lebehot, Schalk Kok, and Pedro M. Scheel Monteiro
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 5113–5136, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-5113-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-5113-2019, 2019
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14 Oct 2019
The biophysics, ecology, and biogeochemistry of functionally diverse, vertically and horizontally heterogeneous ecosystems: the Ecosystem Demography model, version 2.2 – Part 1: Model description
Marcos Longo, Ryan G. Knox, David M. Medvigy, Naomi M. Levine, Michael C. Dietze, Yeonjoo Kim, Abigail L. S. Swann, Ke Zhang, Christine R. Rollinson, Rafael L. Bras, Steven C. Wofsy, and Paul R. Moorcroft
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4309–4346, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4309-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4309-2019, 2019
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14 Oct 2019
The biophysics, ecology, and biogeochemistry of functionally diverse, vertically and horizontally heterogeneous ecosystems: the Ecosystem Demography model, version 2.2 – Part 2: Model evaluation for tropical South America
Marcos Longo, Ryan G. Knox, Naomi M. Levine, Abigail L. S. Swann, David M. Medvigy, Michael C. Dietze, Yeonjoo Kim, Ke Zhang, Damien Bonal, Benoit Burban, Plínio B. Camargo, Matthew N. Hayek, Scott R. Saleska, Rodrigo da Silva, Rafael L. Bras, Steven C. Wofsy, and Paul R. Moorcroft
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4347–4374, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4347-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4347-2019, 2019
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Recent papers
29 May 2020
Correcting a bias in a climate model with an augmented emulator
Doug McNeall, Jonny Williams, Richard Betts, Ben Booth, Peter Challenor, Peter Good, and Andy Wiltshire
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2487–2509, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2487-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2487-2020, 2020
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28 May 2020
An adaptive method for speeding up the numerical integration of chemical mechanisms in atmospheric chemistry models: application to GEOS-Chem version 12.0.0
Lu Shen, Daniel J. Jacob, Mauricio Santillana, Xuan Wang, and Wei Chen
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2475–2486, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2475-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2475-2020, 2020
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28 May 2020
Silicone v1.0.0: an open-source Python package for inferring missing emissions data for climate change research
Robin D. Lamboll, Zebedee R. J. Nicholls, Jarmo S. Kikstra, Malte Meinshausen, and Joeri Rogelj
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2020-138,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2020-138, 2020
Preprint under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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27 May 2020
HydroMix v1.0: a new Bayesian mixing framework for attributing uncertain hydrological sources
Harsh Beria, Joshua R. Larsen, Anthony Michelon, Natalie C. Ceperley, and Bettina Schaefli
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2433–2450, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2433-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2433-2020, 2020
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27 May 2020
Satellite-derived leaf area index and roughness length information for surface–atmosphere exchange modelling: a case study for reactive nitrogen deposition in north-western Europe using LOTOS-EUROS v2.0
Shelley C. van der Graaf, Richard Kranenburg, Arjo J. Segers, Martijn Schaap, and Jan Willem Erisman
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2451–2474, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2451-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2451-2020, 2020
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29 May 2020 Institutional agreement between Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications

Gothenburg 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.

29 May 2020 Institutional agreement between Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications

Gothenburg 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.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

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.

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