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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:

  • Jan. 6, 2020

    The list of available satellites in run-on-request visualizations failed to update after a recent OS upgrade on the server retrieving the data from SSCWeb. After today's update, Parker Solar Probe is now available for solar corona and heliosphere simulations for time periods after the launch of the spacecraft in 2018.
  • Jan. 2, 2020

    The IGRF and IRI-2016 instant run models and the IRI-2916 run-on-request model have been upgraded to IGRF-13 coefficients, issued in Dec. 2019.
    Geopack-2008 routines used in coordinate transformations in CCMC visualizations also now utilize IGRF-13 coefficients for epochs between 2010 and 2025. As a result, coordinate transformations may vary slightly for dates after 2010, compared to IGRF-12 coefficients.
    The AACGM coordinate transformation service is currently broken and will be updated.
  • Dec. 10, 2019

    A bug in the IGRF instant run execution script preventing the model to run has been corrected after a user reported the error on Dec. 8. We apologize for the outage that may have inpacted users since August 15, 2019.
  • Dec. 4, 2019

    A number of SWMF magnetosphere run-on-request runs submitted and run between May 2012 and Sept. 2014 had an invalid (non-numerical) value listed for the near-Earth boundary location which disabled visualization of ionosphere electrodynamics outputs. The correct values have been posted for the runs and the visualization now works again.
  • Nov. 8, 2019

    The new CCMCVis_3D.cgi visualization interface for 3D outputs from run-on-request runs has been updated to keep displaying the permitted range of coordinate values to guide the user when selecting the constant value for a cut slice.
  • Oct. 2, 2019

    Runs on requests of the Tsyganenko magnetic field model had problems that were corrected: The viewrun.php interface was reporting runs as "running" due to a ill-defined path to the results. The mapping application vis_IM_mapping.php also used incorrect paths to run results.
  • Sept. 30, 2019

    Run on Request result pages for the VERB radiation belt model have been improved to show all information defining each run: Parameters shown include the grid and user selections of inputs for Kp (planetary K magnetic activity index) and BF (boundary flux scaling at L=7) as well as all available timeseries overview plots of those inputs.
  • 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.
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