The Lyon_Fedder-Mobarry Global Magnetospheric Model is a self consistent SW-M-I coupling model that solves the ideal MHD equations on a specified 3D grid.
The top figure shows results from a LFM simulation based upon sythetic magnetic cloud parameters propagated from the solar surface to L1 by the coupled Linker and Odstrcil solar/solar wind codes. The simulation was used to drive TING simulation of the ionosphere so the inset is synthetic UV aurora from the LFM simulation. The bottom figure is an example of an LFM 3D grid.
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