SEP Model Validation
Solar Prominence



European Space Weather Week October 25 - 29, 2021

Talks related to this validation effort are presented in the following sessions and TDMs:

Monday Oct. 25, session cd01 Advances in Space Weather Forecasting and in assessment of cosmical radiation impact on astronauts during space missions, 14:30 - 15:45 BST

Wednesday Oct. 27, TDM t17, Solar Energetic Particle Model Validation, 11:15 - 12:30 BST

  • Advertising slide
  • SEP Scoreboard and SEP models in Ops (Phil Quinn), Slides, SEP Scoreboard video
  • Overview of SEP model validation community effort (Katie Whitman), Slides
  • Validation of ASPECS time profile (Mark Dierckxsens), Slides
  • SWPC SEP proton forecast verification (Hazel Bain), Contact Hazel for slides

Thursday Oct. 28, session cd04, Community effort towards unifying validation and verification activities, 13:45 - 15:00 BST

Thursday Oct. 28, session cd05, Research and Operations Interoperability, 15:30 - 16:30 BST

Thursday Oct. 28, TDM t03, Towards coordinated validation activities within the space weather community, 16:45 - 17:45 BST


ISWAT Virtual Conference Sep 27 - Oct 1, 2021

H3-01 Section SEP Model Validation held two sessions on Sep 27 & 28 to update on progress of the validation framework, discuss model statuses, metrics and validation approaches, and next steps. These sessions were highly successful, with 13 SEP models providing predictions of 1 or more of the challenge SEP events to build and test the validation framework. Graham Barnes (NWRA) gave an excellent talk on selecting appropriate metrics and approaches to validation.

Video Recordings:

  • Sep 27: Validation framework update and modeler presentations (video, chat)
  • Sep 28: Metrics talk and data set discussion (video, chat)

Session Agenda

Roadmap Papers: ISWAT is encouraging all sections to write papers to support the ISWAT-COSPAR Heliophysics Roadmap. Section H3-01 will prepare two papers:

  • Paper summarizing SEP models currently developed in the research community
  • Paper summarizing previous validation of SEP models as reported in the literature (current state-of-the-art) + overview of this ongoing community SEP model validation effort (Outline)
  • General ISWAT roadmap papers page


COSPAR 2021 Virtual Conference

Katie Whitman's COSPAR 2021 talk and SEP model use in human exploration operations and description of validation effort: