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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
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  • CiteScore value: 5.56 CiteScore
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  • 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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Executive editors: Didier Roche, David Ham, Julia Hargreaves, 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
14 Oct 2019
The biophysics, ecology, and biogeochemistry of functionally diverse, vertically and horizontally heterogeneous ecosystems: the Ecosystem Demography model, version 2.2 – Part 1: Model description
Marcos Longo, Ryan G. Knox, David M. Medvigy, Naomi M. Levine, Michael C. Dietze, Yeonjoo Kim, Abigail L. S. Swann, Ke Zhang, Christine R. Rollinson, Rafael L. Bras, Steven C. Wofsy, and Paul R. Moorcroft
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4309–4346, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4309-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4309-2019, 2019
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14 Oct 2019
The biophysics, ecology, and biogeochemistry of functionally diverse, vertically and horizontally heterogeneous ecosystems: the Ecosystem Demography model, version 2.2 – Part 2: Model evaluation for tropical South America
Marcos Longo, Ryan G. Knox, Naomi M. Levine, Abigail L. S. Swann, David M. Medvigy, Michael C. Dietze, Yeonjoo Kim, Ke Zhang, Damien Bonal, Benoit Burban, Plínio B. Camargo, Matthew N. Hayek, Scott R. Saleska, Rodrigo da Silva, Rafael L. Bras, Steven C. Wofsy, and Paul R. Moorcroft
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4347–4374, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4347-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4347-2019, 2019
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02 Sep 2019
Improved methodologies for Earth system modelling of atmospheric soluble iron and observation comparisons using the Mechanism of Intermediate complexity for Modelling Iron (MIMI v1.0)
Douglas S. Hamilton, Rachel A. Scanza, Yan Feng, Joseph Guinness, Jasper F. Kok, Longlei Li, Xiaohong Liu, Sagar D. Rathod, Jessica S. Wan, Mingxuan Wu, and Natalie M. Mahowald
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 3835–3862, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-3835-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-3835-2019, 2019
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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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Recent papers
19 Nov 2019
The Sailor diagram. An extension of Taylor’s diagram to two-dimensional vector data
Jon Sáenz, Sheila Carreno-Madinabeitia, Ganix Esnaola, Santos J. González-Rojí, Gabriel Ibarra-Berastegi, and Alain Ulazia
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-289,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-289, 2019
Manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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18 Nov 2019
HERMESv3, a stand-alone multiscale atmospheric emission modelling framework – Part 2: bottom-up module
Marc Guevara, Carles Tena, Manuel Porquet, Oriol Jorba, and Carlos Pérez García-Pando
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-295,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-295, 2019
Manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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15 Nov 2019
On the calculation of normalized viscous-plastic sea ice stresses
Jean-François Lemieux and Frédéric Dupont
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-284,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-284, 2019
Manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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15 Nov 2019
Characterizing model errors in chemical transport modeling of methane: Impact of model resolution in versions v9-02 of GEOS-Chem and v35j of its adjoint model
Ilya Stanevich, Dylan B. A. Jones, Kimberly Strong, Robert J. Parker, Hartmut Boesch, Debra Wunch, Justus Notholt, Christof Petri, Thorsten Warneke, Ralf Sussmann, Matthias Schneider, Frank Hase, Rigel Kivi, Nicholas M. Deutscher, Voltaire A. Velazco, Kaley A. Walker, and Feng Deng
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-248,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-248, 2019
Manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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13 Nov 2019
Optimizing a dynamic fossil fuel CO2 emission model with CTDAS (v1.0) for an urban area using atmospheric observations of CO2, CO, NOx, and SO2
Ingrid Super, Hugo A. C. Denier van der Gon, Michiel K. van der Molen, Stijn N. C. Dellaert, and Wouter Peters
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-283,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-283, 2019
Manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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29 May 2019 Publish your video abstract

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29 May 2019 Publish your video abstract

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