Inner heliosphere MHD modeling system applicable to space weather forecasting for the other planets

D. Shiota, R. Kataoka, Y. Miyoshi, T. Hara, C. Tao, K. Masunaga, Y. Futaana, N. Terada

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Abstract

We developed a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) solar wind model which can be used for practical use in real-time space weather forecasting at Earth's orbit and those of other planets. The MHD simulation covering 3 years (2007-2009) was performed to test the accuracy, and the numerical results show reasonable agreement with in situ measurements of the solar wind at Earth's orbit and with measurements at Venus and Mars by Venus Express and Mars Express, respectively. The comparison also shows that the numerical results can be used to detect stream interfaces, which is useful for space weather forecast of killer electrons in the outer Van Allen belt.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-204
Number of pages18
JournalSpace Weather
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr

Keywords

  • MHD simulation
  • solar wind
  • validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science

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    Shiota, D., Kataoka, R., Miyoshi, Y., Hara, T., Tao, C., Masunaga, K., Futaana, Y., & Terada, N. (2014). Inner heliosphere MHD modeling system applicable to space weather forecasting for the other planets. Space Weather, 12(4), 187-204. https://doi.org/10.1002/2013SW000989