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ICES - Documentation

Inner Coma Environment Simulator (ICES) Documentation


The guiding philosophy for the ICES tool is that we want to do good science, while at the same time providing an easy to use tool to access our high quality model results. The ICES tool gives users access to model results from several state-of-the-art cometary models in either and easy to use web based interface or through a powerful command line tool. The intent is provide the comet community with access to results from a comprehensive set of models of the cometary coma and Nucleus, ranging from the sub-surface out to the interaction with the solar wind and covering dust, gas and plasma phases.

Our initial target comet is 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko with specific application to the Rosetta mission. Our intent is that the tool will be useful for mission and science planning as well as for data interpretation. It will be expanded to include other comets as time and resources permit.


Descriptions of the Available Models

  • MHD (plasma)
  • Hybrid (plasma)
  • Hybrid-AIKEF (plasma)
  • Electrons
  • DSMC (Dust and Gas)
  • K3D (Nucleus)
  • Description of the many available model runs and their results

  • Available Coma Cases
  • Available Nucleus Cases (coming soon)