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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.


Space Weather Research, Education and Development Initiative ( SW  REDI )

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SW REDI Boot Camp (June 3-13, 2014)

This summer, take advantage of a unique opportunity to explore the burgeoning field of space weather! The SWREDI summer boot camp includes nearly two weeks of training, with the first week focusing on the fundamentals of space weather and the second week tailored to different trainee needs.

Training will feature the iSWA space environment models installed at CCMC, and will draw on the operational experience of the SWRC service/forecasting team.

The program is ideal for motivated undergraduate or graduate students who seek to be independent space weather forecasters, or to perform space weather related research. Scientists, teachers, mission operators, engineers and others who are interested in developing a basic knowledge regarding space wather can also benefit from this training.

Contact: Dr. Yihua Zheng (yihua.zheng@nasa.gov)

View the previous SW REDI Bootcamp 2013

CME Arrival Time Scoreboard

CME arrival time predictions from the research community 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

The 3rd annual Student Research Contest


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!

Find out more

Operational Geospace Model Validations


To support 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 Phase II study on Regional-K index were presented and discussed at the GEM 2013 Summer Workshop.
More information

CEDAR-GEM Modeling Challenge


GEM-CEDAR Challenge Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 7th 2014, 09:00 am - 12:00 pm, the day before Space Weather Workshop.

Find details here

GEM Modeling Challenge


You can view the presentations from the GEM modeling challenge sessions at the 2013 Space Weather Workshop.
Find details here

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.
Find out more

CCMC Services

  • 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

Model additions/updates at the CCMC

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 changes were:

  • April 4, 2014

    Run-on-Request visualization - Data printout requests: Data printouts 1 MB in size or larger are now gzip-compressed. Movie-on-request submissions will combine these compressed files into tar-archives of outputs as before. This change provides smaller downloads and uses less scratch space.
  • March 21, 2014

    Magnetosphere Run-on-requests: A bug was fixed in the definition of the 1.95-million cell grid offered for magnetospheric SWMF request runs. A discrepancy of about 100000 cells between some recent runs (2011 model version) and runs using the 2008 model version was eliminated.
  • March 6, 2014

    Run-on-Request visualization: A new Plot Mode, ColorContour+Vector on Sphere, was added. Components of a vector (selected as Q 2) on the sphere's surface are rendered as arrows. A bug was fixed in the Color Contour on Sphere plot mode that placed data values incorrectly onto the sphere and left areas around the north pole open.
  • March 4, 2014

    CTIPe real time run on iSWA: The electron density at 400 km altitude is now plotted.
    ENLIL 2.8: ENLIL outputs with multiple blocks are fully supported by the visualization:
    Block 0 is the full run with all CMEs entered into the model, each following block has one CME fewer until the last block without andy CMEs (background steady-state run). The list of variables is automatically adjusted for the number of blocks found.
  • February 24, 2014

    SWMF coronal outputs: SWMF outputs for the solar corona in spherical coordinates are now supported. Values and positions written out in cartesian coordinates (X,Y,Z) are transferred back to spherical (R, Lon, Lat) coordinates and rendered like outputs of the MAS and ENLIL models.
  • February 12, 2014

    Run-on-Request visualization: A new Plot Mode, Color Contour on Sphere has been introduced for 3D magnetosphere model outputs. The plot mode can assist users in tracking changes near the inner boundary of a magnetosphere simulation and correlate values with corresponding patterns in the ionosphere.
  • February 5, 2014

    Run-on-Request visualization: visualization of 3D data from heliosphere, magnetosphere and ionosphere/thermosphere models may now include the option to show positons of inner planets (Mercury-Mars) and satellites available at SSCWeb.
    The option will be implemented for new runs first and then retroactively for older runs.
  • February 5, 2014

    IRI and MSIS models in Modelweb: The input file with AP and F10.7 data was missing year 1959 causing the models to pick data from a year later than intended. Request attempts on Feb. 4 and Feb.5 failed for dates within a year of 2013/9/17 (the last valid date).
  • February 4, 2014

    The IRI-2007 model in ModelWeb was fixed and returns valid data.
    MSIS-90 and NRLMSISe-00 have been modified to use the same AP input file as IRI-2007 (starting from 1958). First valid date: Feb. 14, 1958.
    Meta data (input parameters and variables returned) have been added to the downloadable text file.
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