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GEM Modeling Challenge status

Phys. Parameter/Metrics Study When Initiated Deliverables /Expected completion
Observ. data time series preparation Database of model results Papers/Reports/Actions
1. Magnetic field at geosyn. orbit. summer 2008 completed completed
2. Magnetopause crossing by geosyn. satellites summer 2008 completed,
provided by Michelle Thompson
completed
  • Rastaetter et al, presented at GEM 2013 Summer Workshop
  • Papers:
    • Rastaetter et al. manuscript in preparation (2017)
    • Collado-Vega et al. manuscript in preparation (2017)
3. Plasma parameters at geosyn. orbit summer 2008 SOPA corrections are required to proceed with the study pending pending
4. Ground magnetic perturbations summer 2008 available completed
4a.Time derivative of ground magnetic perturbations
(Operational geospace model validation)
January 2011 available completed
4b.Regional-K index
(Operational geospace model validation)
Summer 2012 completed completed (Wing Kp results became available in December 2013)
5. Dst Index summer 2008 available completed
6. Heat flux into ionosphere
(joint with CEDAR)
summer 2010 provided by Liam Kilcommons and Delores Knipp completed
  • Rastaetter et al., GEM 2011 mini-workshop
  • Rastaetter et al., 2012 (at GEM 2012 Summer Workshop)
  • Discussions were held during the CEDAR June 2012 workshop, the pre-AGU 2012 GEM mini-workshop and the 2013 GEM summer workshop.
  • Presentations at 2015 GEM Summer Workshop:
    "Systems-Science Tools, Methodologies, and Results (Thursday June 18, 3:30-5:00)"
    • L. Rastaetter, "Modeled Joule heat in the ionosphere compared with DMSP-F15 Poynting flux"
    • D. Knipp: "Estimating Uncertainty in DMSP-F15 Poynting flux"
  • Paper: L. Rastaetter et al. (2016)
7. Auroral oval
(joint with CEDAR)
fall 2010 Data submissions accepted


CEDAR-ETI and GEM-CEDAR Modeling Challenge status

Phys. Parameter / Metrics Study When Initiated Papers / Reports / Actions
Observational data time series preparation Database of model results Paper completion.
1. NmF2 and hmF2 from ISRs, and Vertical drift at Jicamarca summer 2009 completed
observ. data provided by:
  • for vertical drift - J.L.Chau and D.Anderson
  • for NmF2 and hMF2 from ISRs - J.Sojka and B.Rideout
completed
2. Electron and neutral densities at CHAMP orbits, and NmF2 and hmF2 from LEO summer 2009 completed
  • observ. data for neutral density at CHAMP orbits provided by E.Sutton
completed
  • Shim et al., 2012
  • Shim et al, AGU monograph
3. Thermospheric parameters at 250 km (Tn and Un/Vn/Wn) and ionospheric parameters at 300 km (Ne, Te, Ti, and Wi) summer 2010 completed
observ. data provided by:
  • for neutral winds and temperatures - Q.Wu
  • for Ne,Te,Ti and Wi at 300 km - by J.Holt
submissions are being accepted pending
4. Climatology study summer 2010 available
observ. data provided by:
  • for TEC - A.Coster, L.Goncharenko and Xiaoqing Pi
  • for NmF2 and hmF2 from Cosmic - L.Lomidze and L.Scherliess
  • for CHAMP Neutral density - E.Sutton
  • for ion drifts - C/NOFS
available
5. Global TEC, NmF2 and hmF2 summer 2011 available
  • for TEC - A.Coster and L.Goncharenko
  • for NmF2 and hmF2 from Cosmic - L.Lomidze and L.Schierliess
available
  • J.Shim et al, 2011
  • J.Shim et al, 2012
  • Shim et al, 2015
  • Discussions were held at 2011, 2013 and 2014 GEM mini workshops and 2012-2014 CEDAR Workshops
  • Paper: Shim et al. manuscript was submitted in April, 2017
  • Further discussions are planned for 2017 CEDAR Workshop.
6. Role of drivers (models for ionosphere potential patterns) (joint with GEM) summer 2011
  • observ. data for AMIE potentials provided by A.Ridley and G.Crowley
submissions are being accepted
7. Neutral Densities/Satellite Drag 2013
  • observ. data for neutral density at CHAMP orbits provided by E.Sutton
  • HASDM data provided by B.Bowman
available
  • E.Kalafatoglu Eyiguler et al., 2013, 2014-1, and 2014-2
  • J.Shim et al, 2015
  • Discussions were held at the 2015 CEDAR Workshop
8. Quantification of Storm Impacts: Ionospheric/Thermospheric disturbances 2013 available
observ. data provided by:
  • for TEC - A.Coster, L.Goncharenko and Xiaoqing Pi
  • for NmF2 and hmF2 from I. Tsagouri
  • for CHAMP Neutral density - E.Sutton
available
  • Discussions were held at the CEDAR Workshops ( 2013, 2014, 2016) and at the GEM mini Workshops (2013, 2016)
  • Further discussions are planned for the 2017 CEDAR Workshop.
9. Regional TEC 2014
GPS TEC data provided by A.Coster and L.Goncharenko
available
  • Discussions were held at the 2015 GEM mini workshop
  • Further discussions are planned for the 2017 CEDAR Workshop.

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