Heliophysics Summer School 2012


Heliophysics Laboratory Primer

This primer has been created to help you to:

  1. use the CCMC tools designed to interrogate Heliophysics models at CCMC, and
  2. obtain a top level view of the connectivity and naming of regions and parameters that comprize the heliophysics system.

Please do not hesitate to contact CCMC staff if you are experiencing difficulties with the Laboratory Primer and/or to ask questions about CCMC tools and services:

The highest level picture of the Heliophysics system shows three components - the Sun, the solar wind, and the magnetosphere while buried inside the magnetosphere is the ionosphere and thermosphere. Click for the specific primer:


Please click here to launch/download the most current version of

Space Weather Explorer 2 (SWX2)

This program requires Oracle's version of Java, available here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html. Download the appropriate JRE version for your platform. Mac OSX users can use the operating system's bundled version of Java.

Introduction to CCMC tools and services

How to request a model run

How to analyze simulation results Integrated Space Weather Analysis System (ISWA) (lead developer Marlo Maddox)

L1 into Geospace

(Labs I & II)

Results of magnetosphere, ring current (RC) and radiation belt (RB) simulations with artificial conditions

Magnetosphere Lab v2012

2002/04/19 Event

2010/04/05 Event

Sun to L1

(Labs III & IV)

Solar Corona

Solar Wind

Detecting and Modeling Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs)

Tracing the Flaring Sunspot (Flares and CMEs)

Geomagnetically Induced Currents

(Lab V)