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The Multiple CMEs of June, 2015

The set of CMEs launched from the Sun in latter half of June, 2015 was modelled at the Community-Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. These model runs are used for testing various space weather models and for protecting NASA assets (spacecraft AND astronauts) throughout the Solar System.

Different colors of a red, green, blue color palette are used to designate different physical variables from the simulation. When the three colors combine, they create a dramatic example of how the coronal mass ejection (CME) is different from the solar wind.

This particular model run was generated by one of the CCMC's summer interns from UMBC.



Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (Global Science and Technology, Inc.): Animator
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Producer
Please give credit for this item to:
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). The model run was generated by CCMC intern, Mary Aronne (UMBC).

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Data Used:
Enlil Heliospheric Model also referred to as: Enlil Heliospheric Model
Model - Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC) - 2015-06-10T00:01 - 2013-04-20T00:05
MHD solar wind simulation
JPL DE421 also referred to as: DE421
Ephemeris - NASA/JPL
SPICE Ephemerides also referred to as: SPICE Ephemerides
Ephemeris - NASA/JPL - 2015-06-21 - 2015-06-30
Satellite and planetary ephemerides
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

SVS >> Solar Wind
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Flares
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Corona
NASA Science >> Sun
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Coronal Mass Ejections

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version