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.
SW REDI Boot Camp (June 2-12, 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.
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 (email@example.com)
• submit their forecast in real-time
• quickly view all forecasts at once in real-time
• compare forecasting methods when the event has arrived
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!
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.
GEM-CEDAR Challenge Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 7th 2014, 09:00 am - 12:00 pm, the day before Space Weather 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.
- iSWA (Integrated Space Weather Analysis) system - a web-based dissemination system for NASA-relevant space weather information.
- CCMC Movies on Request: you can request to generate a movie, images and ASCII data files for each time step of a model run.
- 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.
- LWS Supported Tools and Methods
- CCMC Space Weather on Google Earth: CCMC is providing space weather-related Google Earth overlays.
Model additions/updates at the CCMC
- New version CORHEL5.0.1 (with a version of MAS supporting a full thermodynamic energy equation) is available for Runs-On-Request
- 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 available for Instant Run
- PREDICCs is available for Real-Time runs
- OpenGGCM new version 4.0 (with Dipole Update) is available for Runs-On-Request
- GITM 2.0 is 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 changes were:
April 4, 2014Run-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, 2014Magnetosphere 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, 2014Run-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, 2014CTIPe 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, 2014SWMF 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, 2014Run-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, 2014Run-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, 2014IRI 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, 2014The 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.