CCMC mission statement
The CCMC is a multi-agency partnership to enable, support and perform the research and development for next-generation space science and space weather models.
Modelers, data providers, science and operational users of space weather models are invited to participate in the GEM-CEDAR Modeling Challenge Session, to be held during 2013 GEM Mini-Workshop December 8, 2013.
The space weather scoreboard (developed at the CCMC) is a research-based forecasting methods validation activity which provides a central location for the community to:
• submit their forecast in real-time
• quickly view all forecasts at once in real-time
• compare forecasting methods when the event has arrived
Click here to access the CME Arrival Time Scoreboard, also see the list of available CME propagation models.
The Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC) and National Science Foundation (NSF) are pleased to announce the third annual CCMC Student Research Contest!
We invite undergraduate and graduate students who are using (or have recently used) CCMC tools and services in a research project to enter the contest.
We also encourage students who used the CCMC tools in a project as a part of their coursework to apply. New this year - the winner of the new Space Weather category will be invited to attend the Space Weather Workshop in Boulder, CO!
SW REDI Boot Camp (June 3-14, 2013)
After two intensive weeks of learning everything from Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) to auroras, 32 participants, including interns, professors, graduate students, and NASA staff, have successfully completed the first Space Weather Training Camp, taking the first steps to become space weather forecasters.
To support the transition of space weather research models to operations, the CCMC is leading the effort to assess the ability of geospace models to forecast geomagnetic disturbances. The final Phase I Report on dB/dt Study has been submitted to NOAA/SWPC during the 2013 Space Weather Workshop. The results of the Phase II study on Regional-K index was presented and discussed at the GEM 2013 Summer Workshop
GEM Modeling Challenge
You can view the presentations from the GEM modeling challenge sessions at the 2013 Space Weather Workshop.
SHINE Modeling Challenge
CCMC is now supporting the SHINE modeling challenge. At the SHINE Workshop in the summer of 2011 the community decided to establish a systematic effort to compare corona and inner heliosphere models and evaluate their absolute and relative performance.
- We provide, to the scientific community, access to modern space research models
- We test and evaluate models
- We support Space Weather forecasters
- We support space science education
Latest additions to the CCMC services
- MAGIC: new magnetogram processing suite of tools.
- Integrated Space Weather Analysis System is a web-based dissemination system for NASA-relevant space weather information.
- Space Weather Awareness at NASA space weather information portal.
- LWS Supported Tools and Methods
- Kameleon software: model output from different models can now be stored uniformly in a common science data format. Users can request the CDF-formatted output for a CCMC run.
- Movies on Request: you can now request to generate a movie, images and ASCII data files for each time step of a model run.
- CCMC Space Weather on Google Earth: CCMC is now providing space weather-related Google Earth overlays.
Model additions/updates at the CCMC
- The Automatic Solar Synoptic Analyzer (ASSA), provided by the Korean Space Weather Center of the National Radio Research Agency is now installed at the CCMC. Real-time results are available on ISWA.
- RCM is now available for Runs-on-Request
- LANL* is now available for Instant Run
PREDICCs is now available for Real-Time runs
- OpenGGCM new version 4.0 (with Dipole Update) is now available for Runs-On-Request
- GITM 2.0 is now available for Runs-On-Request
Runs on Request/Online Visualization changelog
View the log of changes/updates to the 3DView online visualization, as well as announcements regarding occasional correction/re-execution of past ROR requests. The most recent visualization changes were:
November 26, 2013A test in the final step in the inner magnetosphere run-on-request system always failed. This has been corrected after a user's alert. The request system of the CIMI, Tsyganenko and RCM models is again fully functional.
November 21, 2013Visualization of TIE-GCM ionosphere/thermosphere model outputs now includes the height-integrated variable "QJOULE_INTEG".
The scaling of the "DEN" variable was corrected (values were too small by a factor of 10-5).
November 20, 2013The stand-alone Rice Convection Model (RCM) is now available for Run-on-Request in the inner-magnetosphere model category. Input data range from the beginning of 1996 through the end of October 2013.
The model's outputs include Birkeleand currents, conductances and fluxes and energies of precipitating particles in the ionosphere.
November 13, 2013The instant-run model LANL* has been upgraded to use 1-minute Qin-Denton data starting from Jan. 1 1996 until July 31, 2013 (1-hour data are used for time periods starting before 1996). The upgraded model also includes magnetic field results from the RAM-SCB model (LANL ring current model with self-consistent magnetic field) within 6.5 RE of the Earth's center.
November 8, 2013Post-processing for Tsyganenko runs-on-request is now completed with visualization options that show time line plots of magnetic field strength and positions. An overview movie shows a "Global View" plot with significant positons along the field lines projected onto the GSM X=0, Y=0 and Z=0 planes as well as foot points plotted on maps of the northern and southern hemisphere of the Earth.
A plot interface is also available where the user may select a single time step and choose to only plot the foot points in the ionosphere and with a focus on high latitudes.
October 28, 2013Inputs to the NRL-MSISE00 and IRI models in the Modelweb section of the CCMC web site were incorrectly prepared for the fixed-format read statements used by the models. This resulted in incorrect longitude and latitude values used. A similar input handler for the IGRF model was inspected but was found to be adequate as the model had been changed to use free-form read statements.
October 25, 2013Runs-on-Request:
- 1-minute OMNI data are now correctly plotted in inner magnetosphere requests. Epoch times were handled incorrectly resulting in invalid data returned from interpolations to bridge short data gaps. This may have lead to unsuccessful request submission attempts.
- 1-minute OMNI data are now a solar wind input option for magnetosphere runs.
- Qin-Denton input data for LANL* and Tsygananko models are now available through July 31, 2013. This latest date will be updated automatically as new data appear on virbo.org.
October 23, 2013Visualization of the Exospheric Solar Wind Model was corrected: Radial distances on the X axis and units of F_e and F_p are now shown correctly on the left Y axis. Units of N_e and N_p (10^6/m^3) were corrected in the moments.dat files in all runs of the model.
October 18, 2013The run-on-request system for magnetospheric runs reported incorrect solar wind source ("Input Source") information at the end of some requests. This has been corrected.
The list of satellites offered in the second-to-last page is now purged of predicted trajectories (satellite entries with "pred" provided by SSCWeb).
Applicable satellites for an event run are selected for high time cadence tracking by default (runs with SWMF or OpenGGCM model).