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 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. The camp is part of the Space Weather Research, Education, and Development Initiative (SW REDI) developed by the Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC). Three previous space weather interns assisted the boot campers with assessments while experienced space weather NASA staff lectured about all the Space Weather Research Center (SWRC) has to offer. CME analysis was a popular topic and the boot campers became pros at iSWA, the SWRC’s database. The participants had a wide range of experience in heliophysics, from never taking a physics class all the way to PhDs in astrophysics and beyond. Now, they are off to share what they have learned. Some traveled locally from Arlington while others crossed the Pacific Ocean from South Korea in order to participate in this unique opportunity at NASA.
by Caitlin Bailey, Social media, writing, and film intern
Boot Camp TUTORIALS
The 2-Week Intense Space Weather Training camp at NASA Goddard
is a part of our CCMC/SWRC Space Weather Research, Education and Development Initiative (SW/REDI).
The foundation of this camp/course includes the in-house Integrated Space Weather Analysis system (iSWA; http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov), space environment models installed at the CCMC, and the operational experience of the SWRC team (http://swrc.gsfc.nasa.gov).
The goals of the SW REDI are:
- Promote space environment awareness as an important component of the new millennium core education.
- Facilitate establishment of space weather programs at universities worldwide.
- Provide undergraduate student internship opportunities at CCMC/SWRC to develop skills beneficial for any future career pursuit.
The Community Coordinated Modeling Center and National Science Foundation are pleased to announce the second annual CCMC Student Research Contest.
Undergraduate and graduate students who are using (or have recently used) CCMC tools and services in a research project or as a part of coursework are invited to enter the contest. Winners will be invited to present their work at the 2013 CEDAR, GEM, and SHINE workshops.
To support the 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 results of the 1st phase of the Operational Geospace Model Validation Projects was presented and discussed at the the "GGCM Modeling Challenge" session at the GEM 2012 Summer Workshop
CEDAR-GEM Modeling Challenge
You can view the presentations from the CEDAR-GEM modeling challenge sessions at the 2013 Space Weather Workshop.
CEDAR Modeling Challenge
The CEDAR ETI Challenge heads into the second round in which the role of drivers on IT model results will be studied.
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
- Integrated Space Weather Analysis System is a web-based dissemination system for NASA-relevant space weather information.
- Space Weather Awareness at NASA space weather information portal.
- LWS Supported Tools and Methods
- Kameleon software: model output from different models can now be stored uniformly in a common science data format. Users can request the CDF-formatted output for a CCMC run.
- Movies on Request: you can now request to generate a movie, images and ASCII data files for each time step of a model run.
- CCMC Space Weather on Google Earth: CCMC is now providing space weather-related Google Earth overlays.
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 visualization change was:
June 3, 2013
SAMI-3 request runs were reporting invalid values for the electron temperature (T_e) due to duplication of the variable name in the list of quantities. All SAMI-3 runs have been reprocessed to correct the error.
May 13, 2013
Real-time Weimer electric potential patterns were showing 2010 as the year, although current solar wind data were used to derive the patterns.
The coordinate transformation routine in the Weimer model has been upgraded to provide extrapolations through year 2015 and the problem has been corrected.
April 16, 2013
SWMF runs of the magnetosphere: CPCPN, CPCPS and Dst values are being extracted from SWMF magnetosphere log file outputs and a link is being added to vizualize the resulting file.
April 4, 2013The COMS satellite icon and label were missing in the SWMF inner magnetosphere Z=0 cut plot (with magnetopause) on the iSWA system. The icon has been restored and the label "GOES-11" was replaced with "GOES-14".
April 3,2013Instant runs of the Tsyganenko model (T96) had occasionally returned invalid results for the single sample point in the magnetosphere after the field line tracing to the conjugate point in the ionosphere had been completed. The model executable has been recompiled with static variables to correct this problem.
The sample point in the magnetosphere is now taken as a start point for field lines into the ionosphere. The applicable footpoints are now listed in the model output. The model interface has been upgraded to support model versions T89, T96 (default) and T01 that have been compiled together with Geopack-2008.