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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: 6.135
IF6.135
IF 5-year value: 7.708
IF 5-year7.708
CiteScore value: 9.9
CiteScore9.9
h5-index value: 55
h5-index55
Highlight articles
16 Jul 2021
fv3gfs-wrapper: a Python wrapper of the FV3GFS atmospheric model
Jeremy McGibbon, Noah D. Brenowitz, Mark Cheeseman, Spencer K. Clark, Johann P. S. Dahm, Eddie C. Davis, Oliver D. Elbert, Rhea C. George, Lucas M. Harris, Brian Henn, Anna Kwa, W. Andre Perkins, Oliver Watt-Meyer, Tobias F. Wicky, Christopher S. Bretherton, and Oliver Fuhrer
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 4401–4409, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-4401-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-4401-2021, 2021
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11 Jun 2021
A discontinuous Galerkin finite-element model for fast channelized lava flows v1.0
Colton J. Conroy and Einat Lev
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3553–3575, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3553-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3553-2021, 2021
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27 May 2021
FaIRv2.0.0: a generalized impulse response model for climate uncertainty and future scenario exploration
Nicholas J. Leach, Stuart Jenkins, Zebedee Nicholls, Christopher J. Smith, John Lynch, Michelle Cain, Tristram Walsh, Bill Wu, Junichi Tsutsui, and Myles R. Allen
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3007–3036, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3007-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3007-2021, 2021
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27 Apr 2021
JlBox v1.1: a Julia-based multi-phase atmospheric chemistry box model
Langwen Huang and David Topping
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 2187–2203, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-2187-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-2187-2021, 2021
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23 Mar 2021
A process-based evaluation of the Intermediate Complexity Atmospheric Research Model (ICAR) 1.0.1
Johannes Horak, Marlis Hofer, Ethan Gutmann, Alexander Gohm, and Mathias W. Rotach
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 1657–1680, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-1657-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-1657-2021, 2021
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Recent papers
27 Sep 2021
Validation of terrestrial biogeochemistry in CMIP6 Earth system models: a review
Lynsay Spafford and Andrew H. MacDougall
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5863–5889, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-5863-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-5863-2021, 2021
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27 Sep 2021
Earth System Model Parameter Adjustment Using a Green's Functions Approach
Ehud Strobach, Andrea Molod, Donifan Barahona, Atanas Trayanov, Dimitris Menemenlis, and Gael Forget
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2021-251,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2021-251, 2021
Preprint under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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27 Sep 2021
Islet: Interpolation semi-Lagrangian element-based transport
Andrew M. Bradley, Peter A. Bosler, and Oksana Guba
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2021-296,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2021-296, 2021
Preprint under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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24 Sep 2021
fenics_ice 1.0: a framework for quantifying initialization uncertainty for time-dependent ice sheet models
Conrad P. Koziol, Joe A. Todd, Daniel N. Goldberg, and James R. Maddison
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5843–5861, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-5843-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-5843-2021, 2021
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24 Sep 2021
UBER v1.0: a universal kinetic equation solver for radiation belts
Liheng Zheng, Lunjin Chen, Anthony A. Chan, Peng Wang, Zhiyang Xia, and Xu Liu
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5825–5842, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-5825-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-5825-2021, 2021
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News
30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

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

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

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

04 Feb 2021 Paul J. Crutzen has passed away on 28 January 2021

With great sadness, we have to announce that Paul J. Crutzen has passed away on 28 January 2021. Paul was not only an outstanding scientist and scholar, but a friend, colleague, and mentor for generations of scientists. He had also been a long-time supporter of open-access publishing within EGU and served on the advisory board of Geoscientific Model Development for many years. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family. (Image credit: MPI for Chemistry)

04 Feb 2021 Paul J. Crutzen has passed away on 28 January 2021

With great sadness, we have to announce that Paul J. Crutzen has passed away on 28 January 2021. Paul was not only an outstanding scientist and scholar, but a friend, colleague, and mentor for generations of scientists. He had also been a long-time supporter of open-access publishing within EGU and served on the advisory board of Geoscientific Model Development for many years. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family. (Image credit: MPI for Chemistry)

03 Dec 2020 EGU journals CP and GMD start a per-paper APC pilot

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 CP and GMD from 1 January 2021.

03 Dec 2020 EGU journals CP and GMD start a per-paper APC pilot

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 CP and GMD from 1 January 2021.