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

Select model settings
  1_SWMF:   BATSRUS 7.73, 2M cells, CCMC
  2_SWMF:   BATSRUS 7.73, 700k cells (real-time setup), CCMC
  3_SWMF:   BATSRUS 8.01 with RCM, 2M cells, CCMC
  4_SWMF:   BATSRUS 8.01, 3 M cells, CCMC
  5_SWMF:   BATSRUS 8.01 with RCM, 3M cells, CCMC
  6_SWMF:   SWMF v20090403, BATSRUS+RCM2, 900k cells, RT on 64 procs., A. Ridley
  7_SWMF:   SWMF v20110215, BATSRUS+CRCM, 1.78M cells, 1/8 RE res., 2.7 times slower than RT on 200 processors on Harpertown nodes of Pleiades, Alex Glocer and Xing Meng
  8_SWMF:   SWMF v20110111, BATSRUS+RCM2, 1M cells, 1/4 Re res. out to 8 Re, 3 times faster than RT on 240 processors on Pleiades, InnerBc density0.2/cc RCM ions ratio NH/NO9/1, Yiqun Yu and Xing Meng
  9_SWMF:   SWMF.v20110131, ~1 mln cells with RCM, 1/4 Re res. out to 8 Re real time on 64 processors at CCMC (DeltaB, Dst from CCMC processing CalcDeltaB)
  9a_SWMF:   SWMF.v20110131, ~1 mln cells with RCM, run same as 9_SWMF (DeltaB, Dst from SWMF model itself)
  4_OPENGGCM:   OpenGGCM 4.0, 3.882M cells, real-time setting, with updating dipole
  2_CMIT:   CMIT 2.1.5, LFM-MIX-TIEGCM (CCMC, 2012), Delta-B calculation with FAC up to R=3.5 (Jan. 4, 2013)
  1_LFM-MIX:   GEM2008_CHALLENGE_061410 runs, CCMC (2010) Delta-B calculation with FAC up to R=3.5 (Jan. 4, 2013)
  2_LFM-MIX:   LTR 2.1-1, LFM+MIX, ~163K cells, CCMC (2011), Delta-B calculation with FAC up to R=3.5 (Jan. 4, 2013)
  1_IRF96:   IRF-96, Robert Weigel, 2010/06/04 Impulse Response Function with 96 lags (ver. 0)
  1_BFM:   Burton (1975) Feldstein (1992) and Murayama (1982)
  1_WINDMI:   WINDMI-1.0-nominal, rectified solar wind driver
  2_WINDMI:   WINDMI-1.0-nominal, Siscoe solar wind driver
  3_WINDMI:   WINDMI-1.0-nominal, Newell solar wind driver
  1_RiceDst:   Rice Univ. Dst model - neural network using Boyle 1997 solar wind driver and dyn. pressure, Ramkumar_Bala_31031
  2_RCM:   Rice Convection Model, Hilmer and Voigt (1995) magnetic field, Siscoe-Hill polar cap potential drop, Borovsky (1998) plasma conditions on the outer-L boundary
  3_RCM:   Rice Convection Model, Hilmer and Voigt (1995) magnetic field, Siscoe-Hill polar cap potential drop, MSM plasma conditions on the outer-L boundary
  4_RCM:   Rice Convection Model, Hilmer and Voigt (1995) magnetic field, Weimer (2005) polar cap potential drop, Borovsky (1998) plasma conditions on the outer-L boundary
  1_RDST:   RDST (real-time analysis of magnetometer data) version 2.1c, Vince Eccles (04/20/2011)
  1_FRC:   Fok Ring Current model run with output data from SWMF run 4_SWMF
  2_FRC:   Fok Ring Current model run with output data from SWMF run 5_SWMF
  3_FRC:   Fok Ring Current model run with output data from SWMF run 9_SWMF
  1_AMIE:   AMIE assimilative ionosphere model - height-integrated and radial electric currents from SuparDarn, DMAP and ground-based magnetometer data - Andrew Gisler (2015 and 2016).


  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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