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Anticipating the Geoeffectiveness of Coronal Mass Ejections

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
114896
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.06
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Predictive Science Incorporated
9990 Mesa Rim Road, Suite 170 San Diego, CA 92121-3933
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Anticipating the Geoeffectiveness of Coronal Mass Ejections
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CE25P
Award Amount: $124,951.00
 

Abstract:

Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are responsible for some of the most severe space weather at Earth. Major geomagnetic storms arise when CMEs carry large amounts of magnetic flux as they propagate in the solar wind. If these magnetic fields have a southward orientation (oppositely directed to the magnetic field at the Earth's magnetopause), they can cause a geomagnetic storm. Predicting in advance whether observed CMEs will carry geoeffective magnetic fields is a long-term priority for the CCMC at NASA GFSC and other groups within NASA as well. We propose to combine the existing CORHEL (Corona-Heliosphere) model of the solar corona and solar wind with a robust technique for generating simulated CMEs. When successfully completed, the new tool, CORHEL-CG, will allow routine simulation of CMEs and represent a leap forward in physics-based space weather prediction models.

Principal Investigator:

Jon Linker
Principal Investigator
8584506489
linkerj@predsci.com

Business Contact:

Irene Caguinguin
Business Official
8584506494
irene@predsci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Predictive Science Incorporated
9990 Mesa Rim Road, Suite 170 San Diego, CA 92121-3933

EIN/Tax ID: 263200502
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