Maintenance Notice

On Friday, 03/01/2024, the main CCMC website and all CCMC applications will be intermittently unavailable between 7 AM to 11 AM Eastern Time.  The main CCMC website and all CCMC services/applications (e.g., iSWA, Runs-On-Request (ROR), Instant-Run, online visualization services, all Scoreboards, DONKI, CAMEL, StereoCAT, etc.) will be impacted.

Please refrain from submitting run requests via ROR during the maintenance window.

Data and model comparisons

This is the web interface for the visualization of observational data and results of several model run results.

Please review the default selections below and make your changes.

To start the graphics program click the Update Plot button. The resulting image will be displayed at this location of the page.

Should the result be a black image, then the graphics program encountered a programming error. Please report the set of input parameters used.

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  Update Plot will update (generate) the plot with the chosen time and plot parameters below.
This will take some time (typically 10-30s) as data are read in and processed.

Start: Year:  Month:  Day:  Hour:  Minute:  Second: 
  to End: Year:  Month:  Day:  Hour:  Minute:  Second: 

Choose Quantity to be displayed: 


Plot Options:
Image magnification 
Line thickness (EPS image output only)
Character thickness  (all annotations)
Thickeness of Observation Data overplot (0: obs. data appears behind model results) 
New: Logarithmic Y axis  (when log scale is selected, skills are calculated from the logarithm of observation and model values)
New: Apply lower limit to data  Minimum value:
New: Apply upper limit to data  Maximum value:
Vertical offset between data and model traces: (≠0: stack plot)

     Lock plot range:
       Min.:   Max.:

     Show scores  
    Spectral analysis:    Window Length [min]:     Window overlap [%]: 

Select model settings
  1_CTIPE:   CTIPe driven by Weimer electric potential model, (2 lat × 18 lon, 15 levels in logarithm of pressure, CCMC
  1_TIE-GCM:   TIE-GCM v.1.93 with Heelis electric potential model (5 lat × 5 lon, 29 constant-pressure levels), CCMC
  2_TIE-GCM:   TIE-GCM v1.94 driven by Weimer electric potential model with dynamic critical co-latitudes (5 lat × 5 lon, 29 constant-pressure levels), B. Emery
  1_USU-GAIM:   USU-GAIM23 with GPS TEC observations from up to 400 ground stations (-60 < lat < 60), (4.66 lat x 15 lon), CCMC
  1_USU-IFM:   USU-IFM driven by F10.7, Kp and empirical inputs for the thermosphere parameters, (3 lat × 7.5 lon), CCMC
  1_IRI:   IRI-2007, CCMC
  1_GITM:   GITM, 25 lat x 50 lon x13 scale height, A. Ridley
  3_GITM:   GITM, 64 PEs About 6 times real-time, A. Ridley


  Reset Form will reset changes to the defaults specified by the previous run of this script.
  Update Plot will update (generate) the plot with the chosen time and plot parameters above.

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