Last Updated: 06/12/2024


Version: 20180525

The SWMF is a software framework that allows integration of various models into a coherent system. The SWMF allows running and coupling any meaningful subset of the models together. The main applications of the SWMF are related to space physics and space weather, but it can be, and has been, used for other applications that the models allow.

Inner Magnetosphere (IM) = RCM The Rice Convection Model (RCM) is coupled in this grouping to improve the inner magnetosphere physics.


This is the version used in the SWMF 2018 as the Inner Magnetosphere (IM) component, aka RCM - The Rice Convection Model (RCM) version 2.0


General SWMF inputs include setting the number of processors and their allocation to the included models. The date and time to simulate and the length of the run are also necessary.

In addition, an input file with a large number of code options is read in.


Outputs from IM include density and pressure in many energy channels along closed field lines in the inner magnetosphere.

Model is time-dependent.


  • Magnetosphere / Inner Magnetosphere / RingCurrent


Code Languages: Fortran 90


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