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Community Coordinated Modeling Center 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.

International Forum for SW Capabilities Assessment

Take part in the International Forum for Space Weather Capabilities Assessment by joining a working team. The forum aims to address the challenges in model-data comparisons and evaluate the current state of space environment predictive capabilities. >>Forum info | Forum TEAMS and TOPICS

Space Weather REDI bootcamp 2018

Another weeklong summer Space Weather REDI bootcamp was held June 4 - 8, 2018 at NASA GSFC. Bootcamp acquainted participants with the basics of space weather forecasting and includes hands-on forecasting exercises. Find out more about annual Space Weather REDI Bootcamps.

CCMC at the 14th European Space Weather Week

Three working teams (3D CME Kinematics, CME arrival time, IMF Bz at L1) from the International Forum for SW Capabilities Assessment lead Topical Discussion Meetings at the 14th European Space Weather Week: Advance Predictions of Solar Wind Conditions at L1: Quantifying Performance. (agenda and materials). The radiation working teams were involved in a Topical Discussion Meeting: How to assess space environment models’ capability in satellite impact analysis. The ionosphere working teams were involved in Topical Discussion Meetings: Assessment of ionospheric prediction capabilities: challenges in data-model comparisons, Atmospheric Effects topical group meeting.

CEDAR Grand Challenge

CCMC is supporting the CEDAR Grand Challenge: Storms and Substorms Without Borders (SSWB). The CEDAR Grand Challenge Session was held in June at the 2017 CEDAR Workshop in Keystone, CO.
Click here to learn more

CEDAR-GEM Modeling Challenge

CEDAR-GEM Modeling Challenge Session was held in June at the 2017 CEDAR Workshop in Keystone, CO.
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Mid-Tail Modeling Challenge

The CCMC has begun work on a modeling challenge to assess global MHD models' capability to predict large-scale and meso-scale dynamics of the mid-tail at 60 RE in response to the solar wind/IMF changes. Background information and presentations from the mid-tail modeling challenge session at the 2016 GEM Summer Workshop are available.
Find details here

ULF Modeling Challenge

The CCMC has begun work on a modeling challenge to assess global MHD models' capability to specify the ULF wave power distribution in the inner magnetosphere. Background information and presentations from the ULF modeling challenge session at the 2015 GEM Summer Workshop are available.
Find details here

Magnetopause Modeling Challenge

Work on the magnetopause modeling challenge resumed by applying methods developed for the Operational Geospace Model Validation (event-based skill scoring). In addition work has begun to identify events with multiple magnetopause crossings, either by a string of satellites (Cluster or Themis) or of satellites from different missions (DoubleStar, Themis, Geotail, ...). We selected events with quiet time solar wind or with shock impacts onto the magnetosphere.
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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

CCMC begins collaboration with ESA’s SPENVIS Team

The CCMC is now collaborating with ESA’s SPace ENVironment Information System (SPENVIS) team to interlink space weather models and tools hosted by each group. Click here to learn more

New CCMC service: DONKI webservice API

New DONKI webservice API is now available for anyone who wants to obtain space weather events info stored in our database! Space Weather Database Of Notification, Knowledge, Information (DONKI) is an on-line tool for space weather forecasters, scientists, and the general space weather community. >>About Space Weather Database | DONKI webservice API | iSWA webservice API

SEP Scoreboard

CCMC is in the planning phase of a community "SEP scoreboard" together with BIRA-IASB and the UK Met Office. The scoreboard will show SEP forecasts from different types of models side-by-side. Click here to learn more or to join the planning.

Flare Scoreboard

CCMC, together with the UK Met Office, has developed the beta version of the community "flare scoreboard" which shows probabilistic flare forecasts from a variety of models. Click here to learn more.

CME Arrival Time Scoreboard

CME arrival time predictions from the research community The CME Scoreboard 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

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:

  • Feb. 6, 2019

    The time series visualization (via run_timeseries.cgi) now accepts user-uploaded satellite trajectory files in addition to the trajectories available via SSCWeb. Text files with 10 data columns headed by "Year Month Day Hour Minute Second ms" followed by the names of the three spatial coordinates (such as " X Y Z" or " lon lat height") are being accepted. Trajectory data are assumed to be in the model coordinate system.
    The SSCWEB satellite inventory used for time series extractions and run on request submissions has not been updated since Aug. 19, 2018. The update was performed by hand at 4:25 PM Eastersn (9:25 PM UT) on Feb. 6, 2019.
  • Nov. 29, 2018

    The global magnetosphere run request system may have incorrectly selected CRCM instead of RCM as the inner magnetosphere model in SWMF run requests. The submission system has been patched to select the correct ring current model.
  • Nov. 26, 2018

    DSCOVR L2 data (H0/mag, H1/fc (Faraday Cup)) are now available as input for magnetosphere request runs., either through the input file generation page or the magnetosphere run request system (run requests of inner magnetosphere models and empirial models of the ionosphere also offer DSCOVR L2 inputs as of Nov. 29).
  • Nov. 8, 2018

    Solar wind data from the WIND spacecraft that can be used for various run-on-request run submissions have been updated through October 27, 2018.
    Data from earlier years have been updated to the latest version available at CDAWEB.
  • Nov. 6, 2018

    The start page of the magnetosphere model run submission was modified to explain that the inner magnetosphere model selections (RCM and RBE or CRCM) apply to any of the SWMF/BATSRUS model versions listed before.
  • Oct. 31, 2018

  • It was discovered that the LFM magnetosphere model assumes that solar wind data are propagated to the X=0 position (plane containing Earth) rather than the X -position of the model's upstream (sunward facing) boundary (typically located at about 30 RE). This has resulted in solar wind features to appear in the simulations a few minutes early (about 8 mintues for solar wind velocity of 400 km/s, less for faster solar wind).
    Starting Oct. 31, 2018, solar wind data in "event" runs from the selected spacecraft or data source (ACE, WIND, DSCOVR, OMNI) are propagated to X=0.
    A note about this issue has been added to LFM run result pages.
  • Oct. 15, 2018

  • The Weimer real time page attempted to load solar wind parameters from a defunct file location. The page has been corrected and it now displays the currect solar wind speed and lead time used for propagation from L1 to Earth.
    The List Data feature in the model visualization via run_idl3d.cgi and run_iono2d.cgi was updated to properly load or calculate all the quantities that are to be written to text files as requested via the Include parameters from this list in addition to those selected for the plot text field.
    Only custom formulas (availabe for selected model output types via run_idl3d.cgi) need to be plotted to be included in text file outputs.
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