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Community Coordinated Modeling Center Mission Statement

The CCMC is a multi-agency partnership to enable, support and perform the research and development for next-generation space science and space weather models.

International Forum for SW Capabilities Assessment

Take part in the International Forum for Space Weather Capabilities Assessment by joining a working team. The forum aims to address the challenges in model-data comparisons and evaluate the current state of space environment predictive capabilities. >>Forum info | Forum TEAMS and TOPICS

Space Weather REDI forecasting training

The latest SW REDI forecaster training (in June of 2019) acquainted participants with the basics of space weather forecasting via workshops and hands-on forecasting exercises.
2018 Bootcamp | 2019 Forecaster Training TUTORIALS

CCMC support for Space Weather school in Argentina

CCMC is supporting a week-long school "Towards Future Research on Space Weather: Concepts and Tools" which is hosted by Towards Future Research on Space Weather Drivers Conference held in San Juan, Argentina, July 2 - 7, 2019.

CCMC at the 14th European Space Weather Week

Three working teams (3D CME Kinematics, CME arrival time, IMF Bz at L1) from the International Forum for SW Capabilities Assessment lead Topical Discussion Meetings at the 14th European Space Weather Week: Advance Predictions of Solar Wind Conditions at L1: Quantifying Performance. (agenda and materials). The radiation working teams were involved in a Topical Discussion Meeting: How to assess space environment models’ capability in satellite impact analysis. The ionosphere working teams were involved in Topical Discussion Meetings: Assessment of ionospheric prediction capabilities: challenges in data-model comparisons, Atmospheric Effects topical group meeting.

CEDAR Grand Challenge

CCMC is supporting the CEDAR Grand Challenge: Storms and Substorms Without Borders (SSWB). The CEDAR Grand Challenge Session was held in June at the 2017 CEDAR Workshop in Keystone, CO.
Click here to learn more

CEDAR-GEM Modeling Challenge

CEDAR-GEM Modeling Challenge Session was held in June at the 2017 CEDAR Workshop in Keystone, CO.
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Mid-Tail Modeling Challenge

The CCMC has begun work on a modeling challenge to assess global MHD models' capability to predict large-scale and meso-scale dynamics of the mid-tail at 60 RE in response to the solar wind/IMF changes. Background information and presentations from the mid-tail modeling challenge session at the 2016 GEM Summer Workshop are available.
Find details here

ULF Modeling Challenge

The CCMC has begun work on a modeling challenge to assess global MHD models' capability to specify the ULF wave power distribution in the inner magnetosphere. Background information and presentations from the ULF modeling challenge session at the 2015 GEM Summer Workshop are available.
Find details here

Magnetopause Modeling Challenge

Work on the magnetopause modeling challenge resumed by applying methods developed for the Operational Geospace Model Validation (event-based skill scoring). In addition work has begun to identify events with multiple magnetopause crossings, either by a string of satellites (Cluster or Themis) or of satellites from different missions (DoubleStar, Themis, Geotail, ...). We selected events with quiet time solar wind or with shock impacts onto the magnetosphere.
Find details here

CCMC services

  • We provide, to the scientific community, access to modern space research models
  • We test and evaluate models
  • We support Space Weather forecasters
  • We support space science education

New in CCMC collaborations

New CCMC service: DONKI webservice API

New DONKI webservice API is now available for anyone who wants to obtain space weather events info stored in our database! Space Weather Database Of Notification, Knowledge, Information (DONKI) is an on-line tool for space weather forecasters, scientists, and the general space weather community. >>About Space Weather Database | DONKI webservice API | iSWA webservice API

SEP Scoreboard

CCMC is in the planning phase of a community "SEP scoreboard" together with BIRA-IASB and the UK Met Office. The scoreboard will show SEP forecasts from different types of models side-by-side. Click here to learn more or to join the planning.

Flare Scoreboard

CCMC, together with the UK Met Office, has developed the beta version of the community "flare scoreboard" which shows probabilistic flare forecasts from a variety of models. Click here to learn more.

CME Arrival Time Scoreboard

CME arrival time predictions from the research community The CME Scoreboard is a research-based forecasting methods validation activity which provides a central location for the community to:
  • submit their forecast in real-time
  • quickly view all forecasts at once in real-time
  • compare forecasting methods when the event has arrived

Runs on Request/Online Visualization changelog

View the log of changes/updates to the 3DView online visualization, as well as announcements regarding occasional correction/re-execution of past ROR requests. The most recent changes were:

  • Sept. 19, 2019

    The Run on Request systems for runs for the global magnetosphere (GM), inner magnetosphere (IM), ionosphere statistical models (IT_stat), post-processing (PP) and local physics (LP) categories have been modified to not permit overwriting existing requests when starting a new request from the respective user registration page. Corrections can still be made to a recently submitted request by going back up to the second stage (options page) from the last page (run submission confirmation) in the browser.
  • Sept. 9, 2019

    The online visualization using oblique cut slices in global magnetosphere model outputs did not properly apply the Distance from Origin parameter to the interpolation. The visualization used a cut plane passing through the origin of the coordinate system instead. The problem has been corrrected after a user alerted us.
  • Sept. 6, 2019

    Runs of the Plasmasphere (PS) model have been moved from the Global Magnetosphere (GM) into the Inner Magnetosphere (IM) model category.
    Some PS runs performed in 2018 and 2019 for event dates with a single-digit month number in the Start Time column needed to be rerun as Kp data had been picked incorrectly. Users are being notified of the update to their runs.
    The search page for inner magnetosphere runs (IM_db.php) has been updated to support VERB and PS as model options in the View Runs for the following Model and Advanced Search.
    The Check Status and Search Inner Magnetosphere requests database for string(s) forms were using a non-existent action target that has been corrected.
  • Aug. 23, 2019

    Online visualization of 3D data: A new visualization interface (CCMCVis_3D.cgi) has been released for user feedback for 3D magnetosphere and ionosphere/thermosphere model outputs.
    The new JavaScript-driven interactive form displays only options and inputs that are relevent for the selected Plot Mode but otherwise provides the same functionality as the old form. The new interface was developed by 2019 summer intern Angel Robles Cordero of the University of Puerto Rico and CCMC staff member Lutz Rastaetter.
    We still have to make modifications to handle ring current and radiation belt models and have not tested it on solar and heliosphere models.
    We are working next one the similarly cluttered run_iono2d.cgi interface for 2D electodynamics or climatology models of the ionosphere.
  • July 24, 2019

    Run-on-request submissions for the CTIPe ionosphere/thermosphere model can now include dates through 2018/12/23 as data have been added to the ACE-L2 input files used by the model.
  • July 22, 2019

    Run-on-request submissions for the TIEGCM ionosphere/thermosphere model can now include dates through 2019/141 (April 21, 2019) as data have been added to the 1-minute OMNI and the daily KP/F10.7 input files used by the model for the year of 2018 and part of 2019.
  • July 9, 2019

    The instant-run NRLMSISe00 model was reported to return NaN at the exact altitude of 32.5 km (interface altitude between lower statosphere and troposphere and the upper stratosphere). The Fortran source code nrlmsise00_sub.for has been modified at line 213 to include the exact altitude of 32.5 km to the lower stratosphere to close the coverage gap. C sources of the model have been updated by developer Dominik Brodowski (the files at CCMC are current as of July 10, 2019).
  • June 27, 2019

    Runs-on-Request for the stand-alone CIMI ring current and radiation model (inner magnetosphere domain) now include the option to run without a plasmasphere.
    Runs performed with CIMI before always included a plasmasphere after 5 hours of simulation (3 hours after a run's requested start time).
    New run requests will feature a 7-hour warmup phase (increased from 2 hours) with the (optional) plasmasphere being added after 5 hours to run for 2 hours before reaching the start date and time of a run request.
    Plasmashere density outputs are now available as N_ps in online visualizations. For updated information on quantities written by the Fok models (Fok-RC, RBE, CRCM, CIMI) please refer to the RC_quantities.php page.
  • June 25, 2019

    The runs on request submission for the inner magnetosphere domain has been updated for two models:
    CIMI: The 2019/05/03 version of CIMI has been added to the request system.
    VERB: Users can now define their own Kp time series instead of using observations and they can specify outer boundary (at L*=7) flux scaling values instead of using GOES observations.
View complete changelog
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