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Executive editors: David Ham, Juan Antonio Añel, Astrid Kerkweg, Min-Hui Lo, Richard Neale, Rolf Sander & Paul Ullrich
eISSN: GMD 1991-9603, GMDD 1991-962X

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)
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JIF4
JIF 5-year
JIF 5-year6.1
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CiteScore8.6
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Highlight articles

30 Apr 2024
NEWTS1.0: Numerical model of coastal Erosion by Waves and Transgressive Scarps
Rose V. Palermo, J. Taylor Perron, Jason M. Soderblom, Samuel P. D. Birch, Alexander G. Hayes, and Andrew D. Ashton
Geosci. Model Dev., 17, 3433–3445, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-17-3433-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-17-3433-2024, 2024
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16 Apr 2024
HydroFATE (v1): a high-resolution contaminant fate model for the global river system
Heloisa Ehalt Macedo, Bernhard Lehner, Jim Nicell, and Günther Grill
Geosci. Model Dev., 17, 2877–2899, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-17-2877-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-17-2877-2024, 2024
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15 Mar 2024
Minimum-variance-based outlier detection method using forward-search model error in geodetic networks
Utkan M. Durdağ
Geosci. Model Dev., 17, 2187–2196, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-17-2187-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-17-2187-2024, 2024
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21 Dec 2023
The Framework for Assessing Changes To Sea-level (FACTS) v1.0: a platform for characterizing parametric and structural uncertainty in future global, relative, and extreme sea-level change
Robert E. Kopp, Gregory G. Garner, Tim H. J. Hermans, Shantenu Jha, Praveen Kumar, Alexander Reedy, Aimée B. A. Slangen, Matteo Turilli, Tamsin L. Edwards, Jonathan M. Gregory, George Koubbe, Anders Levermann, Andre Merzky, Sophie Nowicki, Matthew D. Palmer, and Chris Smith
Geosci. Model Dev., 16, 7461–7489, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-16-7461-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-16-7461-2023, 2023
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16 Nov 2023
Universal differential equations for glacier ice flow modelling
Jordi Bolibar, Facundo Sapienza, Fabien Maussion, Redouane Lguensat, Bert Wouters, and Fernando Pérez
Geosci. Model Dev., 16, 6671–6687, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-16-6671-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-16-6671-2023, 2023
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Recent papers

22 Jul 2024
TorchClim v1.0: a deep-learning plugin for climate model physics
David Fuchs, Steven C. Sherwood, Abhnil Prasad, Kirill Trapeznikov, and Jim Gimlett
Geosci. Model Dev., 17, 5459–5475, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-17-5459-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-17-5459-2024, 2024
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22 Jul 2024
Modelling rainfall with a Bartlett-Lewis process: pyBL (v1.0.0), a Python software package and an application with short records
Chi-Ling Wei, Pei-Chun Chen, Chien-Yu Tseng, Ting-Yu Dai, Yun-Ting Ho, Ching-Chun Chou, Christian Onof, and Li-Pen Wang
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1918,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1918, 2024
Preprint under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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19 Jul 2024
The Ross Sea and Amundsen Sea Ice-Sea Model (RAISE v1.0): a high-resolution ocean-sea ice-ice shelf coupling model for simulating the Dense Shelf Water and Antarctic Bottom Water in the Ross Sea, Antarctica
Zhaoru Zhang, Chuan Xie, Chuning Wang, Yuanjie Chen, Heng Hu, and Xiaoqiao Wang
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2024-128,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2024-128, 2024
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19 Jul 2024
The very-high resolution configuration of the EC-Earth global model for HighResMIP
Eduardo Moreno-Chamarro, Thomas Arsouze, Mario Acosta, Pierre-Antoine Bretonnière, Miguel Castrillo, Eric Ferrer, Amanda Frigola, Daria Kuznetsova, Eneko Martin-Martinez, Pablo Ortega, and Sergi Palomas
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2024-119,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2024-119, 2024
Preprint under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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19 Jul 2024
PyGLDA: a fine-scale Python-based Global Land Data Assimilation system for integrating satellite gravity data into hydrological models
Fan Yang, Maike Schumacher, Leire Retegui-Schiettekatte, Albert I. J. M. van Dijk, and Ehsan Forootan
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2024-125,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2024-125, 2024
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