Continuous/real-time runs are models that CCMC executes continuously or in batch mode using near real-time observation data as inputs. Post processed results of such runs are often sent to iSWA, Flare Scoreboard, and/or SEP Scoreboard for display.
How it Works
Pending on the model, the CCMC scientists has set up to run the model in batch or continuous mode often using near real-time observation data sets as input (e.g., ACE/DSCOVR solar wind). Not all CCMC hosted models are suitable to run in near real-time. A few models are selected, and most often for the purpose of forecasting/predicting the space environment in research context. Post-processed outputs of such runs are often sent to iSWA, Flare Scoreboard, and/or SEP scoreboard for display and analysis.
Another type of near real-time runs are event runs. Event runs are driven by observed space weather events. One example of such event runs is the WSA-ENLIL+CONE model, when a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is observed on the sun. Measurements of the CME are used as input to run the WSA-ENLIL+Cone model that will predict the arrival and impact of the CME at various location in our solar system.
While the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) at NOAA is the official US agency for space weather forecasting, CCMC CR system is essential in demonstrating the capability as well as stability of various research models that can be tested in a production environment with the goal of transitioning them to be used by operation agency like SWPC in the future.
Model runs and output of the CCMC CR system are intended for research and testing purposes only. For official U.S. Government space weather forecasts, please visit NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center.
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