Goddard Space Flight Center
Modeling the Earth's Space Environment System
The Earth's space environment is comprised of regions with vastly different spatial and temporal scales, characteristic energies, and features. As a result, numerous modeling approaches using fluid and kinetic formalisms have sprung up tailored to each specific region. Further complicating our picture is the simple fact that each part of the space environment does not exist in isolation, but is rather a part of a complex system. This presentation will cover a range of our recent modeling studies treating each part of system from the solar wind-magnetopause interaction, ring current and radiation belt response, and magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling.