CMEpalooza: The Complete Series
Mid-May 2013 marked a series of active solar events, the likes of which have not been seen since near the peak of solar cycle 23 in October-November of 2003 (see Looking Back at 2003s Spooky Halloween Solar Storms).
Five distinct coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, were launched from the sun from Active Regions AR 1748 starting May 13, 2013, through May 20, 2013. Some of the CMEs were associated with preceding M- and X-class flares. The CMEs were not a major threat to Earth technologies as most of them missed Earth, but they did impact various NASA satellites around the solar system. The last of the series of CMEs brushed by Earth.
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, the Space Weather Research Center (SWRC) and the Community-Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC), Enlil and Dusan Odstrcil (GMU).
- Tom Bridgman (Global Science and Technology, Inc.) [Lead]
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Enlil Heliospheric Model (Enlil Heliospheric Model)ID: 685Model Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC)
MHD solar wind simulationSee all pages that use this dataset
DE421 (JPL DE421)ID: 752Ephemeris NASA/JPL
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