The global magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere (M-I-T) system is intrinsically coupled and susceptible to external drivers such as solar wind dynamic pressure enhancements. In order to understand the large-scale dynamic processes in the M-I-T system due to the compression from the solar wind, the 17 March 2015 sudden commencement was studied in detail using global numerical models. This data set is comprised of the simulation data
generated from these models. and NOTE: The following changes were made to this dataset on March 28, 2018. First, two mp4 files were added. Second, the symbol representing "degree" was not rendering properly in the README file. The symbols were removed and replaced with the word "degree". Third, the metadata in the "methodology" and "description" fields were revised for content and clarity. On April 16, 2018 a citation to the corresponding article was added to the metadata record.
The modeling research conducted to produce this dataset focuses on the solar wind dynamic pressure drop events and how they affect the Earth's intrinsically coupled Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Thermosphere systems. This study specifically focuses on the 11 June 2017 event, where the solar wind dynamic pressure dropped significantly following a period of higher pressure. We model the response to this pressure drop using University of Michigan Space Weather Modeling Framework ( http://csem.engin.umich.edu/tools/swmf/). The simulation results were created using BATS-R-US and GITM models. The observational data required for model comparisons were taken from OMNI ( https://omniweb.gsfc.nasa.gov) and CDAWeb ( https://cdaweb.gsfc.nasa.gov/sp_phys/) Databases.