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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 bootcamp 2018

Another weeklong summer Space Weather REDI bootcamp was held June 4 - 8, 2018 at NASA GSFC. Bootcamp acquainted participants with the basics of space weather forecasting and includes hands-on forecasting exercises. Find out more about annual Space Weather REDI Bootcamps.

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.
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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.
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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

CCMC begins collaboration with ESA’s SPENVIS Team

The CCMC is now collaborating with ESA’s SPace ENVironment Information System (SPENVIS) team to interlink space weather models and tools hosted by each group. Click here to learn more

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:

  • June 27, 2018

  • Modelweb instant run execution for IRI, MSIS and NRLMSISe-00 has been restored after the source of problems reported on June 25 and 26 has been identified and corrected. The licensing problem for the IDL software that is powering most online visualization also affected the visualization of run-on-request simulation outputs and WINDMI and Weimer instant run requests.
  • June 1, 2018

  • The CCMC-Vis online visualization now supports 44 color tables available through IDL.
    Color tables were adjusted to allow the visualization to use the full range of colors in the original tables while having a fixed set of colors used to render satellite symbols, background (white) and text (black).
  • May. 18, 2018

  • Users are reporting access problems to the CCMC web site (resulting in the error message "Your input has unexpected characters. Please correct it and try again"). Networks powered by some internet service providers may not have the latest name server information to verify site certificates. Using a Virtual Private Network login to use a corporate, university of government agency network may correct the problem. We are investigating measures to remedy this problem.
    A bug prevented visualization of ionosphere parameters that were mostly negative (such as the electric potential PHI) for the ionosphere of global magnetosphere and some ionosphere-thermosphere models (such as Weimer). The problem was introduced very recently and has been corrected.
  • May. 10, 2018

  • Links to the Virtual Model Repository's model-data analysis (hosted on in magnetosphere run result pages have been replaced with equivalent VMR tools links hosted at the CCMC. The VMR functionality is the same and is being further developed by Darren DeZeeuw on the CCMC server.
  • May. 1, 2018

  • The 1-minute Qin-Denton data used by the Tsyganenko run-on-request model have been updated to include dates up to and including Feb. 18, 2017. This is the latest available day of Qin-Denton data on the RBSP support web site at LANL (at
    The run submission scripts have been updated to reflect the new time range of available data.
  • Apr. 20, 2018

  • Online visualizations of the magnetosphere now allow the user to specify oblique cut slices and a coordinate system (SM, GSM, or GSE) that may be different from the model's output coordinate system. Users can specify slices at constant local time or freely specify the cut plane normal. Vectors and flow/field lines are projected onto the cut plane as needed. Data outputs from the plot are reported in the selected coordinate system.
  • Apr. 11, 2018

  • CCMC online visualization now supports the EUHFORIA heliosphere model and the PANDOCA high-altitude radiation environment model.
  • Apr. 7, 2018

  • The only image format written by online visualizations of multi-dimensional Run-on-Request model outputs is EPS (Encapsulated Postscript). The GIF image displayed is now generated from the Postscript image.
    In case of execution errors during visualization, partially written images may appear (items such as vector arrows, fieldlines or satellite positions that are added to an image later in the process may be mssing).
    This change resolves the issue reported on March 9, 2018 with the Earthview plot mode.
  • Mar. 30, 2018

  • Run-on-Request submissions for Global Magnetosphere, Inner Magnetosphere and Statistical Ionosphere models that require solar wind inputs now offer a filter to eliminate spikes in the solar wind plasma data (density, temperature, velocity). The optional filter attempts to eliminate values far from the average of data (measured in standard deviations) outside the immediate neighborhood of a sample in question (measured by the interval length). The filter works reasonably well with the default three-sigma threshold and seven-point interval length.
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