Center for Space Environment Modeling, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

**Abstract**:
We report on the first comprehensive numerical simulation of a space weather
event, starting with th generation of a coronal mass ejection (CME).
The simulation follows this transient solar wind disturbance as it evolves
into a magnetic cloud and travels through interplanetary space towards Earth,
where we predict its interaction with the terrestrial
magnetosphere-ionosphere system. The model is based on a
magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) approach, utilizing adaptive mesh refinement
(AMR) on a parallel computer to reduce the computational time.

**Keywords**:
space environment modeling, space weather, high performance computing,
parallel computing,
solution adaptive mesh refinement

**Complete paper**.
This paper appears in *J. Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics*
62 (2000), pp. 1515-1525.

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