Data-Optimized Coronal Field Model (DOCFM)

DOCFM is an NCAR/CfA collaboration that is funded by AFOSR to model the global coronal magnetic field using magnetometric and other observations, with the goal of improving space weather forecasts of magnetic orientation within coronal mass ejections.

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  • Project overview
  • Project participants
    • NCAR (HAO & CISL)
      • Sarah Gibson (AFOSR grant PI; HAO Scientist)
      • Yuhong Fan (AFOSR grant CoI; HAO Scientist)
      • Steven Tomczyk (AFOSR grant CoI; HAO Scientist)
      • Giuliana de Toma (HAO Project Scientist)
      • Kevin Dalmasse (HAO/CISL Postdoctoral Fellow)
      • Doug Nychka (Scientist; CISL)
      • Natasha Flyer (Scientist; CISL)
      • Anna Malanushenko (HAO Postdoctoral Fellow)
      • Nathaniel Mathews (Graduate Student; U. Colorado)
      • Silvano Fineschi (AFOSR Windows on the Universe collaborator; U. Turin)
    • CfA
      • Ed Deluca (CfA subcontract PI; CfA Scientist)
      • Antonia Savcheva (CfA subcontract coI; CfA Scientist)
      • Nishu Karna (CfA Postdoc)
      • Patricia Jibben (CfA subcontract coI; CfA Scientist)
      • Karen Meyer (CfA subcontract coI; U. Abertay, CfA Visiting Scientist)
      • Duncan Mackay (CfA subcontract collaborator; U. St. Andrews)
      • Jenna Samra (CfA graduate student)
      • Svetlan Tassev (CfA researcher)
    • Other Collaborations
      • Gordon MacDonald (NMSU graduate student; with N. Arge AFRL)
      • Predictive Science Inc. (AFOSR Bz team)
  • Team meetings and collaborative visits
    • AFOSR BZ Kickoff meeting (October 2014, Arlington VA), Attending: Gibson, Savcheva
    • DOCFM group meeting (December 2014, Fall AGU), Attending: Gibson, Dalmasse, Nychka, Deluca, Savcheva, Samra
    • Collaborative visit, Savcheva to HAO (February 2015, Boulder, CO) Purpose: code-coupling
    • Collaborative visit, Dalmasse to PSI (March 2015, San Diego, CA) Purpose: hydrodynamic code transfer
    • AFOSR BZ meeting (April 2015, Boulder CO), Attending: Gibson, Dalmasse, Deluca, de Toma, Fan, Tomczyk; Fineschi (AF Window on Science visitor)
    • Collaborative visits, Gibson to U. Torino (March 2015, June 2015, Turin, Italy) Purpose: UV polarimetric FORWARD code; green line data analysis
    • Collaborative visits, MacDonald to HAO (June 2015, August 2015, April 2016, Boulder, CO)
    • DOCFM team meeting (August 2015, Boulder CO), Attending: Gibson, Dalmasse, Deluca, de Toma, Fan, Flyer, Meyer, Nychka, Savcheva, Tomczyk
    • Collaborative visit, Deluca to HAO (December, 2015; May 2016; December/January 2016/2017 Boulder, CO) Purpose: planning
    • Collaborative visits, Gibson and Flyer to CfA (February 2016, Boston, MA) Purpose: code-coupling
    • DOCFM group meeting (May 2016, SPD), Attending: Gibson, Dalmasse, Savcheva, Flyer
    • AFOSR BZ meeting (July 2016, Albuquerque, NM), Attending: Gibson, Savcheva
    • Visit by Prof. Karen Mayer (Abertay University) to CfA to work with Savcheva on global magnetofrictional models (2016)
  • Presentations
  • Publications & Reports
  • FORWARD Software Suite for Model-Data Comparison
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    DOCFM acknowledges support from the Air Force Office of Space Research, FA9550-15-1-0030.AFOSR.