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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
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  • CiteScore value: 5.56 CiteScore
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  • SNIP value: 1.761 SNIP 1.761
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  • SJR value: 3.164 SJR 3.164
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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
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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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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Recent papers
28 Jan 2020
The CMIP6 Data Request (DREQ, version 01.00.31)
Martin Juckes, Karl E. Taylor, Paul J. Durack, Bryan Lawrence, Matthew S. Mizielinski, Alison Pamment, Jean-Yves Peterschmitt, Michel Rixen, and Stéphane Sénési
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 201–224, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-201-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-201-2020, 2020
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28 Jan 2020
Development of a Reduced Complexity Plant Canopy Physics Surrogate Model for use in Chemical Transport Models: A Case Study with GEOS-Chem v12.3.0
Sam J. Silva, Colette L. Heald, and Alex B. Guenther
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-334,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-334, 2020
Manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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28 Jan 2020
Multi-grid algorithm for passive tracer transport in NEMO ocean circulation model: a case study with NEMO OGCM (version 3.6)
Clément Bricaud, Julien Le Sommer, Madec Gurvan, Christophe Calone, Julie Deshayes, Christian Ethe, Jérôme Chanut, and Marina Levy
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-341,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-341, 2020
Manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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27 Jan 2020
Accounting for forest age in the tile-based dynamic global vegetation model JSBACH4 (4.20p7; git feature/forests) – a land surface model for the ICON-ESM
Julia E. M. S. Nabel, Kim Naudts, and Julia Pongratz
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 185–200, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-185-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-185-2020, 2020
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27 Jan 2020
SEAMUS (v1.20): a Δ14C-enabled, single-specimen sediment accumulation simulator
Bryan C. Lougheed
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 155–168, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-155-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-155-2020, 2020
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News
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.

24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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