Open Geospace General Circulation Model

The primary goal of this project is to combine the OpenGGCM (Open Geospace General Circulation Model) with the NCAR Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART), which implements an Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF) and will enable the sequential assimilation of ionosphere, thermosphere, and magnetosphere data. We will also optimize model parameters by including them into the state vector. This will improve model accuracy even when no data are assimilated.

Jimmy Raeder,