Center for

Geospace Storms

Transforming the Understanding and Predictability of Space Weather

Innovate

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

Empower

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.

Discover

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

2024

Jan 08

The 4th CGS Workshop was a success!

The 4th CGS Workshop was held at NCAR/HAO and virtually on November 13-14, 2023. Zoom recordings and slides have now been posted . The details of the previous workshops, including recorded presentations, can be found on the CGS "News and Event" page.

2023

Dec 15

Space weather is chaotic and hard to predict. This new model could change that

The vast spatio-temporal scales spanned in geospace modeling require a level of science second to none. Slava Merkin, Director of the NASA DRIVE Science Center for Geospace Storms (CGS), and his team are revolutionizing our understanding of, and response to, Earth-Sun interactions.

2023

Dec 01

National Geographic: 2024 May Bring The Best Auroras in 20 Years

Here is an excellent contribution from our own Director of CGS, Slava Merkin, to the National Geographic article of how solar activity is increasing for solar cycle 25. This is a reminder of the many wonders of the near-Earth space environment, and that state-of-the-art modeling of geospace storms is essential to the survivability and livelihood of our technologically advanced civilization.

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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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