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Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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  • IF value: 5.154 IF 5.154
  • IF 5-year value: 5.697 IF 5-year
    5.697
  • CiteScore value: 5.56 CiteScore
    5.56
  • SNIP value: 1.761 SNIP 1.761
  • IPP value: 5.30 IPP 5.30
  • SJR value: 3.164 SJR 3.164
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  • h5-index value: 49 h5-index 49
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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
16 Jul 2019
SEAMUS (v1.0): a Δ14C-enabled, single-specimen sediment accumulation simulator
Bryan C. Lougheed
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-155,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-155, 2019
Manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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15 Jul 2019
Scientific workflows applied to the coupling of a continuum (Elmer v8.3) and a discrete element (HiDEM v1.0) ice dynamic model
Shahbaz Memon, Dorothée Vallot, Thomas Zwinger, Jan Åström, Helmut Neukirchen, Morris Riedel, and Matthias Book
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 3001-3015, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-3001-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-3001-2019, 2019
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15 Jul 2019
Modelling northern peatland area and carbon dynamics since the Holocene with the ORCHIDEE-PEAT land surface model (SVN r5488)
Chunjing Qiu, Dan Zhu, Philippe Ciais, Bertrand Guenet, Shushi Peng, Gerhard Krinner, Ardalan Tootchi, Agnès Ducharne, and Adam Hastie
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2961-2982, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-2961-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-2961-2019, 2019
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15 Jul 2019
A simplified parameterization of isoprene-epoxydiol-derived secondary organic aerosol (IEPOX-SOA) for global chemistry and climate models: a case study with GEOS-Chem v11-02-rc
Duseong S. Jo, Alma Hodzic, Louisa K. Emmons, Eloise A. Marais, Zhe Peng, Benjamin A. Nault, Weiwei Hu, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, and Jose L. Jimenez
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2983-3000, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-2983-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-2983-2019, 2019
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15 Jul 2019
Efficiency and robustness in Monte Carlo sampling for 3-D geophysical inversions with Obsidian v0.1.2: setting up for success
Richard Scalzo, David Kohn, Hugo Olierook, Gregory Houseman, Rohitash Chandra, Mark Girolami, and Sally Cripps
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2941-2960, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-2941-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-2941-2019, 2019
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