SWIFF: Space weather integrated forecasting framework
Earth and related Environmental sciences
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SWIFF is a project funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission to study the mathematical-physics models that form the basis for space weather forecasting. The phenomena of space weather span a tremendous scale of densities and temperature with scales ranging 10 orders of magnitude in space and time. Additionally even in local regions there are concurrent processes developing at the electron, ion and global scales strongly interacting with each other. The fundamental challenge in modelling space weather is the need to address multiple physics and multiple scales. Here we present our approach to take existing expertise in fluid and kinetic models to produce an integrated mathematical approach and software infrastructure that allows fluid and kinetic processes to be modelled together. SWIFF aims also at using this new infrastructure to model specific coupled processes at the Solar Corona, in the interplanetary space and in the interaction at the Earth magnetosphere.
CitationLapenta, G.; Pierrard, V.; Keppens, R.; Markidis, S.; Poedts, S.; Sebek, O.; Travnicek, P.M.; Henri, P.; Califano, F.; Pegoraro, F.; Faganello, M.; Olshevsky, V.; Restante, A.L.; Nordlund, A.; Frederiksen, J.T.; Mackay, D.H.; Parnell, C.E.; Bemporad, A.; Susino, R.; Borremans, K. (2013). SWIFF: Space weather integrated forecasting framework. , Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate, Vol. 3, A05, DOI: 10.1051/swsc/2013027.