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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.
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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:

  • Oct. 9 2020

    It came to our attention that some dates in 2019 were not possible in magnetosphere run-on-request submissions. An incomplete data file containing Kp, Ap and F10.7 data for 2019 was the cause. The file has been replaced with a complete version and dates after Sept. 15, 2019 can now be requested. This problem may have affected requests for models of the inner magnetosphere as well.
  • Sept. 10 2020

    Version 3.1 of the OpenGGCM model in the magnetosphere is being retired. We will only accept requests using versions 4.0 and 5.0 of the model. Existing requests as of Sept. 10, 2020 using version 3.1 will be completed as requested.
    Visualizations of MAS polytropic corona outputs in CORHEL solar-heliosphere requests failed with the plot image generated not being recognized after a plot request. The issue has been corrected and images are being displayed as ewxpected.
  • Aug. 31 2020

    Visualizations of simulation runs published in 2016 and later have become unavailable over the weekend. Data access has been restored.
  • Aug. 28 2020

    A bug in the online visualization was corrected that prevented some visualiations and data printouts for CTIPe outputs at constant longitude. Plots failed when using a height range on the vertical axis (instead of IP) and selecting a limited latitude range (other than the full range from -90 to 90 degrees). The bug may have affected similar plots and output requests for TIE-GCM outputs as well.
  • Aug. 27 2020

    The version 3.2 of the CTIPe model in runs-on-request has been retired. We are only supporting the most recent model version 4, based on the Github repository of the model cloned in February of 2020.
  • Aug. 18 2020

    Links to the run_iono2d.cgi plot interface to display 2D data in the ionosphere will be replaced with CCMCVis_2D.cgi in the future. CCMCVis_2D.cgi is utilizing an interactive design similar to CCMCVis_3D.cgi to present only options relevent to a selected plot mode. We encourage users to test the new interface (presented in addition to links to the old interface) and send comments or bug reports before the new interface will become operational.
  • Aug. 13 2020

    Options displayed for the Vector Plot Mode in CCMCVis_3D.cgi were incorrect and resulted in the wrong Quantity being selected. This has been discovered and corrected when work started on the CCMCVis_2D.cgi interface.
  • July 22 2020

    The update of the listing of satellite names used in online visualizations failed on July 18.
    The update script has been corrected to address a recent change at SSCWeb, the provider of satellite trajectory data.
  • 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.
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