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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 training

The space weather training acquaints participants with the basics of space weather forecasting via lectures and workshops.
2018 Bootcamp | 2019 Forecaster Training | support for SW school in Argentina | 2020 Forecaster training

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.
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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

New in CCMC collaborations

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:

  • June 24 2020

    The mapping of magnetometer stations into the magnetosphere (offered by CCMCVis_3D.cgi) was found to be incorrect. The corrected determination of magnetic field line foot points in the magnetosphere has been validated for a time period where magnetometer chains in Canada were moving from the morning side to the day side over several hours.
  • June 1, 2020

    A user of the TIE-GCM model reported that CCMCVis_3D.cgi was not offering Neutral Velocity ('Vn') for vector arrow plots. This has been corrected and 'Vn' is now available for vector arrow layers in several Plot Modes.
    A bug was fixed that may have presented the wrong vector name upon reloading the form after making a visualization.
  • May 28, 2020

    Color and Line contour plots of MAS outputs had been rendered with longitude=180 degrees placed on the right hand side of a latitude=constant visualization. This has been inconsistent with vector and flow line overlays that assumed that longitude=0 degrees was on the right side.
    The inconsistency was corrected and the positive X-axis direction in all plot layers is located at 180 degrees of Carrington Longitude in MAS solar and heliosphere model outputs.
    Plots of scalars and vectors at constant longitude or at constant radial distance have been unaffected by the problem.
  • May 27, 2020

    The CCMCVis_3D.cgi interface was updated to allow users to turn off the Vector layer in Color+Vector+Contour or Color+Vector+Flowlines Plot Modes. Simply select the new NoVector option at the end of the list of vector names.
  • May 18, 2020

    The user-supplied optional NmF2 value for the instant-run IRI-2016 model was not fully read, limiting values to below 1010 instaed of 1014. The read statement in the model's Fortran source code has been corrected to accept wider numbers.
  • May 15, 2020

    Run on Request visualization for 3D outputs of most models has been switched to the CCMCVis_3D.cgi script. The script has been updated to handle ring current and radiation belt models.
    In addition, the display of standard plot options is now specific to each Plot Mode.
    Solar and heliosphere models still using the old run_idl3d.cgi will be transitioned soon.
  • May 11, 2020

    The instant-run IRL-2016 request form had incorrect index values for two of the Te Topside models. TBT2012SA (item=2) and Bil-1985 (item=0) had been switched in the form (to item=0 and item=2, respectively), resulting in the default having been Bil-1985 instead of TBT2012+SA. Item=1 (TBT2012) had been correct.
    The drop down list in the 2012 model version (item=0: TBT-2012 and item=1: IRI-95 or Bil-1985) are correct.
  • May 6, 2020

    The updated Instant-run IRI-2016 model deployed on May 5 was using an incorrect format when writing outputs to a text file. The output format was corrected to match the formats assumed by an extraction tool to select the data for listing and plotting.
  • May 5, 2020

    Instant-run IRI-2016 sometimes issues warnings, for example, when the selected latitude and longitude are too close to the magnetic equator to yield valid CGM coordinate values. This prevented plots from being rendered as the warnings were added to the output file.
    We redirected warnings and errors to a separate file that may be inspected and acted upon by vitmo_model.cgi in the future.
  • May. 4, 2020

    The option to have real corotation and an updating dipole tilt in the OpenGGCM magnetosphere model is not functioning and was removed from Runs-on-Request. Requests submitted for model version 5.0 with that option are run without the option like earlier versions.
  • Apr. 22, 2020

    Timeseries visualization scripts (run_timeseries.cgi and run_timeseries_iono.cgi) have been modified to wait up to 5 minutes for SSCWeb satellite trajectories to be generated before attempting to perform the timeseries calculations. We are still investigating what causes the delays to happen.
  • Apr. 9, 2020

    We have been experiencing response delays when requesting satellite trajectories during visualizations. This has caused timeseries visualizations to fail. We have contacted the administrators of the web site that we use to obtain those trajectories.
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