An updated auroral conductance module is built for global models, using nonlinear regression & empirical adjustments to span extreme events., Expanded dataset raises the ceiling of conductance values, impacting the ionospheric potential dB/dt & dB predictions during extreme events., and Application of the expanded model with empirical adjustments refines the conductance pattern, and improves dB/dt predictions significantly.
Mukhopadhyay, A., Welling, D. T., Liemohn, M. W., Ridley, A. J., Chakraborty, S., & Anderson, B. J. (2020). Conductance Model for Extreme Events: Impact of Auroral Conductance on Space Weather Forecasts. Space Weather, 18(11), e2020SW002551. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020SW002551
SWMF is used to study the segmentation of SED plume into polar cap patches during the geomagnetic storm on Sep 7, 2017. The database includes the 3D output in the upper atmosphere from GITM, the 2D output from Ionospheric Electrodynamics (IE) and 3D output from BATSRUS. The output from GITM can be read with thermo_batch_new.pro. The output from IE can be opened with Spacepy at https://pythonhosted.org/SpacePy/. The output from BATSRUS can be opened with tecplot.
More details can be found in Readme.txt.
Wang, Z., Zou, S., Coppeans, T., Ren, J., Ridley, A., & Gombosi, T. (2019). Segmentation of SED by Boundary Flows Associated With Westward Drifting Partial Ring current. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(14), 7920–7928. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL084041