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.
• 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!
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 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.
View presentations from the GEM-CEDAR Modeling Challenge Session held at the pre-AGU 2013 GEM Mini-Workshop in San Francisco.
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
- 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:
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.
January 24, 2014IRI, MSISE-90 and NRLMSISE-00 instant runs: The automatic update of AP and F10.7 inputs was corrected and now reports back the latest date that can be entered into the models taking into account the 45-day margin needed to calculate the 90-day average of the F10.7 index (F10.7a).
The first valid date is Feb. 14, 1960 and the last valid date is currently 2013/09/17 and should be updated at the beginning of each month.
January 23, 2014The CIMI real time page now provides correct proton energies and energy labels in the spectral plots for the RBSP satellites have been corrected as well (energies in keV). The two highest-energy magnetosphere flux plots for electrons and protons are now using a lower color bar range to show the output fluxes.
Two versions of the MSIS atmospheric model (MSISE-90 and NRLMSISE-00) are now available for instant run using separate input forms, form handlers and configuration files matched to the respective model versions. The issue was raised on Jan. 21 (below) and resolved by the installation of the newer model version.
January 22, 2014The run on request interface for the Tsyganenko model failed to check whether a user selected any satellite or position to track. The absence of a valid position and of any selected satellite now triggers an error message and prevents the request from being submitted.
January 21, 2014A user reported that the MSISE-90 model instant run reported incorrect daily and 90-day averaged F10.7 index values. We found that the model does not generate the data column for "Anomalous Oxygen" (AO) densities immediately preceding the F10.7 and F10.7a data columns.
The interface was actually designed for the newer NRL-MSISE-00 model which generates the AO output. The option to request AO values was removed from the run interface for the MSISE-90 model.
January 18, 2014The CIMI ring current and radiation belt model using the T96 magnetic field model is now running in real time. Latest images are posted on the CIMI-T96 real-time run test page.