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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.

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.

The next SHINE workshop session on this validation will be held, Tuesday June 24, 2014, at the SHINE workshop in Telluride, Colorado.

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

SW REDI Boot Camp (June 2014)


This summer, 12 participants took advantage of the unique opportunity to explore the burgeoning field of space weather by attending the two week long SWREDI summer boot camp covering the fundamentals of space weather and the basic space weather forecaster training. Training featured the iSWA space environment models installed at CCMC and other analysis tools and was informed by the operational experience of the SWRC service/forecasting team. If you are interested in SW REDI 2015 opportunities you can find out more here.

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CEDAR-GEM Modeling Challenge


GEM-CEDAR Challenge Meeting at the CEDAR 2014 Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24th 2014.

The 3rd annual Student Research Contest


The Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC) and National Science Foundation (NSF) are pleased to announce the results of the Third CCMC Student Research Contest!

Lucas Liuzzo, an undergraduate from the University of Michigan, and Jenna Zink, an undergraduate from George Mason University, are the 2014 First Prize Winners.

Lucas presented his research at the CEDAR Workshop in Seattle, Washington, and Jenna presented her research at the SHINE Workshop in Telluride, Colorado.

Congratulations to all of the students and advisors! Stay tuned for the 2015 Contest Announcement.

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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.
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GEM Modeling Challenge


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

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

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

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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:

  • Sept. 12 2014

    The "Magnetopause" boundary available in plots of magnetosphere model results is now correctly labeled "Closed field line boundary". The boundary shown coincides with the magnetopause in the dayside, sunward of the cusps. We are working to reliably depict the magnetopause in the nightside as it encloses the tail lobes with field lines connected to only one hemisphere of the Earth.
  • Sept. 11 2014

    A failing file server disrupted services on the CCMC web site during the last two weeks. On Sept. 10 we changed to a secondary (backup) server. Problems with CCMC web visualization and ModelWeb models have been resolved after malfunctions were reported to us. All iSWA cygnets fed by real time model runs should be up to date again.
  • Aug. 26 2014

    Pressure can now be calculated from Fok Ring Current and Radiation Belt (FRC, FRB, CIMI) model fluxes. With the new quantity "P", the plot interface offers a selection of the lowest and highest energy bin to be included in the calculation. The new option applies to new Fok model run results published (and older runs on request).
  • Aug. 5 2014

    ACE L2 and WIND data for runs-on-request have been updated to cover the years 2012 and 2013. Data for 2014 are available through March 4, 2014 (ACE L2) and April 13, 2014 (WIND).
  • June 25, 2014

    Runs of IFM (Ionosphere Forecast Model running with USU-GAIM) starting on the 1st of January experienced post-processing and visualization errors. Dates during the startup phase of the IFM model (the day before) were not properly listed as December 31st of the previous year.
  • June 11, 2014

    Planet positions in HelTomo visualization: The inner planets and heliospheric satellites are now correctly placed in plots of Heliospheric Tomography model results. The plot interface now states where the Earth is located and identifies the coordinate system (HEEQ) used.
  • June 4, 2014

    Global magnetosphere simulation results: A link to a list of full names and locations of Magnetometer stations has been added to simulation result pages. The station list is available here as well.
  • June 2, 2014

    SWMF heliosphere simulation results: Satellite output files are now supported in the 1D timeline plotter. The model calculates a stationary state and interpolated model values on the satellite track during a whole Carrington Rotation (˜27 days) are written for different iteration step values (for example, 0, 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000). In addition to the time range, the user has to select a value of the iteration step to plot or write data matching that value.
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