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Space Weather Modeling Framework (BATSRUS with Comprehensive Ring Current Model)


CCMC Services available for SWMF/BATS-R-US with CRCM
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Model Developer(s)
Tamas Gombosi et al., Mei-Ching Fok et al., Gabor Toth et al.
Center for Space Environment Modeling, University of Michigan

Model Description
SWMF contains 9 modules that cover the various regions between the Sun and Earth:

BATS-R-US request runs for the magnetosphere are now executed using SWMF/GM (coupled with SWMF/IE).
A SWMF run of the magnetosphere at CCMC can include the Rice Convection Model (RCM) in the inner magnetosphere (SWMF/IM) in addition to the BATS-R-US MHD module of the global magnetosphere (GM) and the ionospheric electrodynamics (IE) potential solver.

If a SWMF/(BATSRUS + RCM) or a SWMF/(BATSRUS + CRCM) run is requested, the RCM or CRCM model modifies the plasma pressure distribution in the inner magnetosphere and changes the resulting field-aligned currents in the ionosphere (yields more realistic Region-1 currents).

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Model Output

References and relevant publications
A. Glocer, M. Fok, et al., CRCM + BATS-R-US Two Way Coupling, JGR 118, 1635-1650, DOI:10.1002/jgra.50221, 2013.

Relevant links
Center for Space Environment Modeling (CSEM).
Description of modules rewritten from: Tóth, G., et al. (2005), Space Weather Modeling Framework: A new tool for the space science community, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A12226, doi:10.1029/2005JA011126.

CCMC Contact(s)

301-286-1085

Developer Contact(s)
Tamas Gombosi, Mei-Ching Fok

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Air Force Materiel Command Air Force Office of Scientific Research Air Force Research Laboratory Air Force Weather Agency NOAA Space Environment Center National Science Foundation Office of Naval Research

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