Center for

Geospace Storms

Transforming the Understanding and Predictability of Space Weather


space weather modeling

We innovate community space weather modeling capabilities by developing a mesoscale-resolving, data-augmented, seamlessly coupled Multiscale Atmosphere-Geospace Environment (MAGE) model


the scientific, academic, operational and broader public communities

We empower these communities by supporting NASA missions and facilitating a vibrant MAGE-enabled research program beyond CGS; laying the groundwork for transitioning MAGE to operations; training a new cohort of interdisciplinary geospace scientists; and engaging diverse audiences and expanding public awareness of space weather.


together how stormtime geospace responds to solar disturbances

We discover how different parts of geospace work collectively during storm time to shape its responses to solar disturbances

CGS is supported by NASA under Cooperative Agreement 80NSSC22M0163.

News Stories


Mar 18

Presentation by deputy director of CGS, Dr. Mike Wiltberger: From numbers to images: Visualizing space weather


Join Dr. Mike Wiltberger, deputy director for the NASA Science Center for GeospaceStorms (CGS), for an engaging talk on visualizing space weather phenomena. The event is virtual & registration is free on March 30 at 4:30pm (Eastern).


Feb 18

Data-mining helps steer MAGE to better simulation of substorms

JGR Space Physics

CGS postdoc, Dr. Harry Arnold, has used data mining reconstructions of the Earth’s magnetic field to identify regions where magnetic energy is converted to plasma energy (reconnection) during substorms. By placing resistivity in those locations in MAGE, Harry was able to successfully reproduce reconnection to match observations and suppress near-Earth reconnection that would otherwise take place.


Feb 15

CGS collaborators at TUWien funded to facilitate interactive sharing of HPC research

OpenScienceLabs for high-performance computing (HPC): EU to fund CGS collaborators at TUWien after successfully proving first use-case of cloud-native collaboration on MAGE. 400k Euros were awarded by Géant to facilitate research teams to share their HPC codes interactively on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) while further use cases of MAGE are being prototyped at CGS together with the Austrian Open Cloud Community.

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One of the critical grand challenges of Solar and Space Physics today is understanding and predicting stormtime geospace spanning altitudes from a few tens to millions of kilometers.

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