There is a directory tree inside this zipped file. The main directory has the Adobe Illustrator plots of the figures in the paper, Space Weather journal manuscript # 2018SW002067, "Model evaluation guidelines for geomagnetic index predictions" by M. W. Liemohn and coauthors. The three subdirectories have the files for the individual models, the data to which they are compared, and the IDL code used to create the figure plots and metrics calculations. and Date coverage is specific to each model. The RAMSCB model covers January 2005, the WINDMI model all of 2014, and the UPOS model 1.5 solar cycles, from 1 October 2001 through 29 July 2013.
The goal of this research was to understand structures where the solar wind plasma contribution to the total plasma was equal to the ionospheric plasma. This simulation was performed over a simulation time of 12 hours for 4 different plasma compositions for 2 different solar wind profiles., The SWMF used the Block Adaptive Tree Solar wind Roe-type Upwind Scheme version 9.20. It can be found at http://csem.engin.umich.edu/tools/swmf/downloads.php. These data can be processed using the simulation code deposited at the Deep Blue Data record indicated in the "Citation to related material" field., and To cite this data set: Trung, H.-S., Liemohn, M., W., Ilie, R. (2019). 12 hour data for magnetospheric simulations for a multifluid plasma for 8 different configurations [Data set]. University of Michigan Deep Blue Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.7302/fwq2-ey41
Journals sometimes focus the attention of the research community by having a special collection, sometimes an entire special issue, devoted to a single topic. A reasonable question to ask is whether the extra effort of organizing, promoting, and maintaining the special collection is worthwhile. The paper that this data set accompanies examines paper impact in the Journal of Geophysical Research Space Physics, separating the special collection papers from the non-special-collection submissions. The conclusion is that special collections are worth the extra work.