89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 13 January 2009: 11:15 AM
Community Modeling Program for Space Weather: A CCMC Perspective
Room 126B (Phoenix Convention Center)
Michael Hesse, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
A community modeling program, which provides a forum for exchange and integration between modelers, has excellent potential for furthering our Space Weather modeling and forecasting capabilities. The design of such a program is of great importance to its success. In this presentation, we will argue that the most effective community modeling program should be focused on Space Weather-related objectives, and that it should be open and inclusive. The tremendous successes of prior community research activities further suggest that the most effective implementation of a new community modeling program should be based on community leadership, rather than on domination by individual institutions or centers. This presentation will provide an experience-based justification for these conclusions.

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