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.
The 8th CCMC Workshop took place last April 11-15, 2016 at Annapolis, Maryland.
Biennial CCMC community workshops are designed as opportunities for an in-depth exchange of experiences, opinions and needs between model owners, science and operational users, educators, agency representatives and the CCMC staff.
Notice: Real-time SWMF 2011 run provided erroneous results for the morning of 2016/04/23. The erroneous results were caused by a glitch in our system that allowed the model to ingest bad real-time solar wind data. We are in the process of addressing the glitch and will post more information when available.
- 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
Flare Scoreboard Planning
CCMC, together with the UK Met Office, is in the planning phase for the development of a community "Flare Scoreboard" which will show probabilistic flare forecasts from a variety of models. Click here to learn more about the flare scoreboard and to join the planning.
• submit their forecast in real-time
• quickly view all forecasts at once in real-time
• compare forecasting methods when the event has arrived
Highlighted CCMC services
- Kameleon software: model output from different models can be stored uniformly in a common science data format. Users can request the CDF-formatted output for a CCMC run.
- MAGIC: new magnetogram processing suite of tools.
Model additions/updates at the CCMC
- The Drag-Based Model (DBM) tool: provides prediction of the interplanetary coronal mass ejection (ICME) expansion and its prediction of arrival at arbitrary location or preselected planet or satellite) in the ecliptic plane.
- The Kinematic Model for CME Deflection(DIPS) has been added to Runs on Request. It predicts the trajectory of a CME in ecliptic plane.
- Non-Linear Force Free coronal magnetic field model (NLFF), is available for Runs on Request.
- PREDICCs is available for Real-Time runs
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:
Apr 6, 2016The instant-run NRLMSISe00 model failed with an un-initialized (zero) year number when attempting to obtain AP and F10.7 index numbers. This error was introduced on March 18 when attempting to fix the warm-up problem with this and the MSIS-90 model.
Apr 1, 2016MMS satellite tracks in magnetosphere: Satellite tracing performed as a post-processing step resulted in a single file named MMS.sat (actually containing MMS-1 data) instead of separate MMS1.sat through MMS4.sat files for each of the satellites. The problem was corrected and affected magnetosphere runs are being reprocessed.
Mar. 18, 2016Instant-run models MSIS-90 and NRLMSISE-00 have incorrectly reported values for the first position in a series. This problem came to our attention in October of 2015 and may have occurred long before that date. The model driver routines have been modified to correct this problem.
In addition there are differences between results when a set of daily F10.7, 90-day F10.7 and daily Ap values is obtained automatically by the model and when those same parameters are entered into the request interface in a separate request. The cause of these differences is still being investigated.
Feb. 16, 2016During run requests for magnetosphere models in 2016, users were not offered a full list of available satellites to track. The affected request interface scripts (GM_process.php and GM_finalize.php) have been updated to use the new file location that is updated regularly.
Feb. 3, 2016Database access for request run searches was unavailable since the 28th of January. The problem has been corrected.
Nov. 20, 2015The file system holding Runs-on-Request model output data experienced serious problems leading to disconnection from the web server. This occurred from about 5 PM on Nov. 19, 2015 through 1 PM on Nov. 20 Eastern United States Standard Time (UT -5 hours).
Nov. 18, 2015Overview movies of simulation runs of the Magnetosphere (at X=0, Y=0, Z=0) and the ionosphere electrodynamics (ΣP, ΣH, Φ+V and JR+J in both hemispheres) are now limited to 250 frames so that they display more reliably. Movies showing long simulations may only represent a subset (say, one of every 10) of available output time steps.