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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)

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
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.
Highlight articles
21 Nov 2022
| Highlight paper
Global biomass burning fuel consumption and emissions at 500 m spatial resolution based on the Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED)
Dave van Wees, Guido R. van der Werf, James T. Randerson, Brendan M. Rogers, Yang Chen, Sander Veraverbeke, Louis Giglio, and Douglas C. Morton
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 8411–8437, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-8411-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-8411-2022, 2022
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08 Sep 2022
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HORAYZON v1.2: an efficient and flexible ray-tracing algorithm to compute horizon and sky view factor
Christian R. Steger, Benjamin Steger, and Christoph Schär
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 6817–6840, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-6817-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-6817-2022, 2022
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19 Jul 2022
| Review and perspective paper
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Root-mean-square error (RMSE) or mean absolute error (MAE): when to use them or not
Timothy O. Hodson
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 5481–5487, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-5481-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-5481-2022, 2022
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14 Jul 2022
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The eWaterCycle platform for open and FAIR hydrological collaboration
Rolf Hut, Niels Drost, Nick van de Giesen, Ben van Werkhoven, Banafsheh Abdollahi, Jerom Aerts, Thomas Albers, Fakhereh Alidoost, Bouwe Andela, Jaro Camphuijsen, Yifat Dzigan, Ronald van Haren, Eric Hutton, Peter Kalverla, Maarten van Meersbergen, Gijs van den Oord, Inti Pelupessy, Stef Smeets, Stefan Verhoeven, Martine de Vos, and Berend Weel
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 5371–5390, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-5371-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-5371-2022, 2022
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05 Jul 2022
| Highlight paper
Towards automatic finite-element methods for geodynamics via Firedrake
D. Rhodri Davies, Stephan C. Kramer, Sia Ghelichkhan, and Angus Gibson
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 5127–5166, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-5127-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-5127-2022, 2022
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Recent papers
08 Dec 2022
Basin-scale gyres and mesoscale eddies in large lakes: a novel procedure for their detection and characterization, assessed in Lake Geneva
Seyed Mahmood Hamze-Ziabari, Ulrich Lemmin, Frédéric Soulignac, Mehrshad Foroughan, and David Andrew Barry
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 8785–8807, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-8785-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-8785-2022, 2022
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06 Dec 2022
Transfer learning for landslide susceptibility modeling using domain adaptation and case-based reasoning
Zhihao Wang, Jason Goetz, and Alexander Brenning
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 8765–8784, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-8765-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-8765-2022, 2022
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06 Dec 2022
Plume detection and estimate emissions for biomass burning plumes from TROPOMI Carbon monoxide observations using APE v1.0
Manu Goudar, Juliëtte Anema, Rajesh Kumar, Tobias Borsdorff, and Jochen Landgraf
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1211,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1211, 2022
Preprint under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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06 Dec 2022
Automatic classification and segmentation of Snow Micro Penetrometer profiles with machine learning algorithms
Julia Kaltenborn, Amy R. Macfarlane, Viviane Clay, and Martin Schneebeli
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-938,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-938, 2022
Preprint under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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06 Dec 2022
Evaluating Precipitation Distributions at Regional Scales: A Benchmarking Framework and Application to CMIP 5 and 6 Models
Min-Seop Ahn, Paul A. Ullrich, Peter J. Gleckler, Jiwoo Lee, Ana C. Ordonez, and Angeline G. Pendergrass
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1106,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1106, 2022
Preprint under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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News
01 Sep 2022 Institutional agreement between ETH Domain institutions and Copernicus Publications

The ETH Domain institutions PSI, Empa, Eawag, WSL and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central settlement of article processing charges (APCs).

01 Sep 2022 Institutional agreement between ETH Domain institutions and Copernicus Publications

The ETH Domain institutions PSI, Empa, Eawag, WSL and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central settlement of article processing charges (APCs).

01 Sep 2022 Institutional agreement between Swiss National Science Foundation, Luxembourg National Research Fund, the University of Lausanne and Copernicus Publications

From now on, manuscripts that involve funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) or the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) will benefit from direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs).

01 Sep 2022 Institutional agreement between Swiss National Science Foundation, Luxembourg National Research Fund, the University of Lausanne and Copernicus Publications

From now on, manuscripts that involve funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) or the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) will benefit from direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs).

14 Jul 2022 The eWaterCycle platform for open and FAIR hydrological collaboration

With the eWaterCycle platform, the authors are providing the hydrological community with a platform to conduct their research that is fully compatible with the principles of both open science and FAIR science.

14 Jul 2022 The eWaterCycle platform for open and FAIR hydrological collaboration

With the eWaterCycle platform, the authors are providing the hydrological community with a platform to conduct their research that is fully compatible with the principles of both open science and FAIR science.

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In accordance with current European restrictions, Copernicus Publications does not step into business relations with and issue APC-invoices (articles processing charges) to Russian and Belarusian institutions. The peer-review process and scientific exchange of our journals including preprint posting is not affected. However, these restrictions require that the first contact (contractual partner of Copernicus) has an affiliation and invoice address outside Russia or Belarus.