Community Modeling & Diagnostic Tool Development

One of the cornerstones of HAO’s activities lies in the development and support for a series of numerical models that are freely available to the broad research community. Among the models supported are the Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Electrodynamic General Circulation Model (TIE-GCM), the Coupled Magnetosphere Ionosphere Thermosphere Model (CMIT), and the Extended Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM-X). HAO’s staff support these models and welcome the community to collaborate on research projects, participate in development, or use them in independent research. This year’s report will update you on improvements to our existing complement of models, introduce you to FORWARD (a coronal modeling and analysis package), and provide an update on the Community Spectropolarimetry Analysis Center (CSAC).