Los Alamos National LaboratorySHIELDS
Shielding society from space weather

Download SHIELDS Software and Documentation

A model of the complex near-Earth environment for space assets protection and situational awareness


  • Mike Henderson
  • Space Science and Applications
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  • Gábor Tóth
  • Space and Science Applications
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  • Humberto Godinez
  • Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics
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  • Chris Jeffery
  • Space and Remote Sensing
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  • Louis Vernon
  • Applied Computer Science
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  • Gian Luca Delzanno
  • Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics
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Obtaining the Source Code

The Ring Current-Atmosphere Interactions Model with Self-Consistent Magnetic Field (RAM-SCB) can be freely downloaded from https://github.com/lanl/RAM-SCB.

This open source software has been authored by an employee or employees of Los Alamos National Security, LLC, operator of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) under U.S. Government contract DE-AC52-06NA25396 with the U.S. Department of Energy.  The U.S. Government has rights to use, reproduce, and distribute this software.  Neither the Government nor LANL makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any liability for the use of this software.  If software is modified to produce derivative works, such modified software should be clearly marked, so as not to confuse it with the version available from LANL.

The Space Weather Modeling Framework (SWMF) code can be downloaded free of charge from http://csem.engin.umich.edu/tools/swmf/downloads.php

User Manual (pdf)

A brief description of SHIELDS and its components may be found in the user manual.