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Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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IF value: 5.240
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IF 5-year value: 5.768
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CiteScore value: 8.9
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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
08 Sep 2020
Predicting the morphology of ice particles in deep convection using the super-droplet method: development and evaluation of SCALE-SDM 0.2.5-2.2.0, -2.2.1, and -2.2.2
Shin-ichiro Shima, Yousuke Sato, Akihiro Hashimoto, and Ryohei Misumi
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4107–4157, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4107-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4107-2020, 2020
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31 Aug 2020
HyLands 1.0: a hybrid landscape evolution model to simulate the impact of landslides and landslide-derived sediment on landscape evolution
Benjamin Campforts, Charles M. Shobe, Philippe Steer, Matthias Vanmaercke, Dimitri Lague, and Jean Braun
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3863–3886, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-3863-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-3863-2020, 2020
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13 Aug 2020
The shared socio-economic pathway (SSP) greenhouse gas concentrations and their extensions to 2500
Malte Meinshausen, Zebedee R. J. Nicholls, Jared Lewis, Matthew J. Gidden, Elisabeth Vogel, Mandy Freund, Urs Beyerle, Claudia Gessner, Alexander Nauels, Nico Bauer, Josep G. Canadell, John S. Daniel, Andrew John, Paul B. Krummel, Gunnar Luderer, Nicolai Meinshausen, Stephen A. Montzka, Peter J. Rayner, Stefan Reimann, Steven J. Smith, Marten van den Berg, Guus J. M. Velders, Martin K. Vollmer, and Ray H. J. Wang
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3571–3605, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-3571-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-3571-2020, 2020
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18 Jun 2020
Towards an objective assessment of climate multi-model ensembles – a case study: the Senegalo-Mauritanian upwelling region
Juliette Mignot, Carlos Mejia, Charles Sorror, Adama Sylla, Michel Crépon, and Sylvie Thiria
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2723–2742, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2723-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2723-2020, 2020
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11 Jun 2020
RainNet v1.0: a convolutional neural network for radar-based precipitation nowcasting
Georgy Ayzel, Tobias Scheffer, and Maik Heistermann
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2631–2644, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2631-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2631-2020, 2020
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Recent papers
18 Sep 2020
Development of a semi-Lagrangian advection scheme for the NEMO ocean model (3.1)
Christopher Subich, Pierre Pellerin, Gregory Smith, and Frederic Dupont
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4379–4398, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4379-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4379-2020, 2020
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18 Sep 2020
Evaluation of the interactive stratospheric ozone (O3v2 module) for the E3SM version 2 Earth System Model
Qi Tang, Michael J. Prather, Juno Hsu, Daniel J. Ruiz, Philip J. Cameron-Smith, Shaocheng Xie, and Jean-Christophe Golaz
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2020-293,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2020-293, 2020
Preprint under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
17 Sep 2020
The urban dispersion model EPISODE v10.0 – Part 1: An Eulerian and sub-grid-scale air quality model and its application in Nordic winter conditions
Paul D. Hamer, Sam-Erik Walker, Gabriela Sousa-Santos, Matthias Vogt, Dam Vo-Thanh, Susana Lopez-Aparicio, Philipp Schneider, Martin O. P. Ramacher, and Matthias Karl
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4323–4353, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4323-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4323-2020, 2020
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17 Sep 2020
The Community Firn Model (CFM) v1.0
C. Max Stevens, Vincent Verjans, Jessica M. D. Lundin, Emma C. Kahle, Annika N. Horlings, Brita I. Horlings, and Edwin D. Waddington
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4355–4377, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4355-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4355-2020, 2020
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16 Sep 2020
Efficient ensemble data assimilation for coupled models with the Parallel Data Assimilation Framework: example of AWI-CM (AWI-CM-PDAF 1.0)
Lars Nerger, Qi Tang, and Longjiang Mu
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4305–4321, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4305-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4305-2020, 2020
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News
30 Jun 2020 Update of journal metrics

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30 Jun 2020 Update of journal metrics

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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.

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