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Executive editors: David Ham, Juan Antonio Añel, Astrid Kerkweg, Min-Hui Lo, Richard Neale, Rolf Sander & Paul Ullrich

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)

GMD per-paper APC pilot 2021
To help authors know the article processing charges (APCs) levied for their final journal article already from submission, the EGU and Copernicus test a per-paper APC model for manuscripts submitted to GMD from 1 January 2021. The standard fee will be €1,600 net, independent of the article length. Please find further information about this pilot.
IF value: 6.892
IF6.892
IF 5-year value: 8.622
IF 5-year8.622
CiteScore value: 9.5
CiteScore9.5
h5-index value: 70
h5-index70
Highlight articles
12 May 2022
| Highlight paper
Training a supermodel with noisy and sparse observations: a case study with CPT and the synch rule on SPEEDO – v.1
Francine Schevenhoven and Alberto Carrassi
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 3831–3844, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-3831-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-3831-2022, 2022
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23 Feb 2022
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Using neural network ensembles to separate ocean biogeochemical and physical drivers of phytoplankton biogeography in Earth system models
Christopher Holder, Anand Gnanadesikan, and Marie Aude-Pradal
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 1595–1617, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1595-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1595-2022, 2022
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17 Feb 2022
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CSDMS: a community platform for numerical modeling of Earth surface processes
Gregory E. Tucker, Eric W. H. Hutton, Mark D. Piper, Benjamin Campforts, Tian Gan, Katherine R. Barnhart, Albert J. Kettner, Irina Overeem, Scott D. Peckham, Lynn McCready, and Jaia Syvitski
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 1413–1439, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1413-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1413-2022, 2022
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26 Jan 2022
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The Whole Antarctic Ocean Model (WAOM v1.0): development and evaluation
Ole Richter, David E. Gwyther, Benjamin K. Galton-Fenzi, and Kaitlin A. Naughten
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 617–647, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-617-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-617-2022, 2022
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26 Jan 2022
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Numerically consistent budgets of potential temperature, momentum, and moisture in Cartesian coordinates: application to the WRF model
Matthias Göbel, Stefano Serafin, and Mathias W. Rotach
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 669–681, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-669-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-669-2022, 2022
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Recent papers
01 Jul 2022
Using a surrogate-assisted Bayesian framework to calibrate the runoff-generation scheme in the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) v1
Donghui Xu, Gautam Bisht, Khachik Sargsyan, Chang Liao, and L. Ruby Leung
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 5021–5043, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-5021-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-5021-2022, 2022
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01 Jul 2022
SCIATRAN software package (V4.6): update and further development of aerosol, clouds, surface reflectance databases and models
Linlu Mei, Vladimir Rozanov, Alexei Rozanov, and John Burrows
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2022-153,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2022-153, 2022
Preprint under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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01 Jul 2022
Isoprene and monoterpene simulations using the chemistry-climate model EMAC (v2.55) with interactive vegetation from LPJ-GUESS (v4.0)
Ryan Vella, Matthew Forrest, Jos Lelieveld, and Holger Tost
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2022-154,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2022-154, 2022
Preprint under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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01 Jul 2022
Lightning Assimilation in the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model Version 4.1.1: Technique Updates and Assessment of the Applications from Regional to Hemispheric Scales
Daiwen Kang, Nicholas Heath, Robert Gilliam, Tanya Spero, and Jonathan Pleim
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-348,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-348, 2022
Preprint under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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29 Jun 2022
TIM: modelling pathways to meet Ireland's long-term energy system challenges with the TIMES-Ireland Model (v1.0)
Olexandr Balyk, James Glynn, Vahid Aryanpur, Ankita Gaur, Jason McGuire, Andrew Smith, Xiufeng Yue, and Hannah Daly
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 4991–5019, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-4991-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-4991-2022, 2022
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News
28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

18 Apr 2022 Predicting global terrestrial biomes with the LeNet convolutional neural network

The authors demonstrate an accurate and practical method to construct empirical models for operational biome mapping via a convolutional neural network (CNN) approach.

18 Apr 2022 Predicting global terrestrial biomes with the LeNet convolutional neural network

The authors demonstrate an accurate and practical method to construct empirical models for operational biome mapping via a convolutional neural network (CNN) approach.

Notice on current restrictions

To show our support for Ukraine and in accordance with current European sanctions, we have introduced a range of measures relevant to our open-access publications process.

All fees for papers from authors (first, corresponding, or contact authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless of if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception to the waiver for Ukrainian authors will be if the corresponding or contact authors are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

Due to restrictions for authors from Russian and Belarusian institutions that are necessary to comply with European sanctions, we recommend any authors from institutions in these countries to contact us on editorial@copernicus.org for more information.