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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, Julia Hargreaves, Astrid Kerkweg, 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
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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27 Mar 2019
Devito (v3.1.0): an embedded domain-specific language for finite differences and geophysical exploration
Mathias Louboutin, Michael Lange, Fabio Luporini, Navjot Kukreja, Philipp A. Witte, Felix J. Herrmann, Paulius Velesko, and Gerard J. Gorman
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 1165-1187, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-1165-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-1165-2019, 2019
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08 Mar 2019
The Open Global Glacier Model (OGGM) v1.1
Fabien Maussion, Anton Butenko, Nicolas Champollion, Matthias Dusch, Julia Eis, Kévin Fourteau, Philipp Gregor, Alexander H. Jarosch, Johannes Landmann, Felix Oesterle, Beatriz Recinos, Timo Rothenpieler, Anouk Vlug, Christian T. Wild, and Ben Marzeion
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 909-931, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-909-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-909-2019, 2019
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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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Recent papers
17 Jun 2019
Explicit aerosol-cloud interaction in the Dutch Atmospheric Large-Eddy Simulation model DALES4.1-M7
Marco de Bruine, Maarten Krol, Jordi Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, and Thomas Röckmann
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-147,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-147, 2019
Manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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14 Jun 2019
DECIPHeR v1: Dynamic fluxEs and ConnectIvity for Predictions of HydRology
Gemma Coxon, Jim Freer, Rosanna Lane, Toby Dunne, Wouter J. M. Knoben, Nicholas J. K. Howden, Niall Quinn, Thorsten Wagener, and Ross Woods
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2285-2306, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-2285-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-2285-2019, 2019
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14 Jun 2019
Chemistry and deposition in the Model of Atmospheric composition at Global and Regional scales using Inversion Techniques for Trace gas Emissions (MAGRITTE v1.1) – Part 1: Chemical mechanism
Jean-François Müller, Trissevgeni Stavrakou, and Jozef Peeters
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2307-2356, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-2307-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-2307-2019, 2019
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14 Jun 2019
A distributed simple dynamical systems approach (dS2 v1.0) for computationally efficient hydrological modelling
Joost Buitink, Lieke A. Melsen, James W. Kirchner, and Adriaan J. Teuling
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-150,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-150, 2019
Manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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14 Jun 2019
The first Met Office Unified Model/JULES Regional Atmosphere and Land configuration, RAL1
Mike Bush, Tom Allen, Caroline Bain, Ian Boutle, John Edwards, Anke Finnenkoetter, Charmaine Franklin, Kirsty Hanley, Humphrey Lean, Adrian Lock, James Manners, Marion Mittermaier, Cyril Morcrette, Rachel North, Jon Petch, Chris Short, Simon Vosper, David Walters, Stuart Webster, Mark Weeks, Jonathan Wilkinson, Nigel Wood, and Mohamed Zerroukat
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-130,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-130, 2019
Manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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