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.
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.
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.