The FORWARD model is a suite of IDL and fortran codes that calculates simulated coronal polarization signals from numerical and analytical models of the corona. The images generated by the code are directly comparable to the CoMP data and can be used as guidelines to look for specific magnetic morphologies in the observational data (see Dove et al. 2011).

This set of codes is intended to be used for forward modeling of various coronal observables, and for accessing and comparing to existing data. Given a coronal model, many different synthetic observables may be produced, as well as plots of model plasma propeties (density, magnetic field, etc.)

You can find the code and more information in the FORWARD website. If you have questions about the model please contact: