The NASA Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC) Next Generation Space Weather Data Warehouse

Monday, 15 December 2014
Marlo MH Maddox1, Maria M Kuznetsova2, Antti A Pulkkinen1, Yihua Zheng2, Lutz Rastaetter1, Anna Chulaki1, Asher D Pembroke1, Chiu Wiegand1, Richard Mullinix1, Justin Boblitt1, Anne Michelle M Mendoza1, Marshall J. Swindell IV1, Sarabjit S. Bakshi1, M. Leila Mays1, Ja-Soon Shim1, Michael Hesse1, Yaireska M Collado-Vega3, Aleksandre Taktakishvili3 and Peter J MacNeice1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
The Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables, supports, and performs research and development for next generation space science and space weather models. The CCMC currently hosts a large and expanding collection of state-or-the-art, physics-based space weather models that have been developed by the international research community. There are many tools and services provided by the CCMC that are currently available world-wide, along with the ongoing development of new innovative systems and software for research, discovery, validation, visualization, and forecasting.

Over the history of the CCMC's existence, there has been one constant engineering challenge - describing, managing, and disseminating data. To address the challenges that accompany an ever-expanding number of models to support, along with a growing catalog of simulation output - the CCMC is currently developing a flexible and extensible space weather data warehouse to support both internal and external systems and applications.

This paper intends to chronicle the evolution and future of the CCMC's data infrastructure, and the current infrastructure re-engineering activities that seek to leverage existing community data model standards like SPASE and the IMPEx Simulation Data Model.