3-D VPIC simulation of an vortex-induced reconnection event observed by MMS


The data set consists of a 3-D fully kinetic (VPIC) simulation of an in-situ observation event at the Earth's magnetopause by the NASA MMS spacecraft on September 8, 2015. The results show a turbulent development of magnetic reconnection induced by the Kelvin-Helmohltz vortex, and resulting significantly efficient plasma mixing across the magnetopause. The vortex-induced reconnection signatures are well consistent with the MMS observations. These results are published in some scientific journals such as Nature Communications. Fortran unformatted files with 1024x1536x512 cells, which have been compressed from original ones with 2048x3072x1024 cells, are archived for selected time slices of field and moment data shown in these papers.

Created: 2017-09-28 00:17:20

Published: 2017-09-28 19:58:05

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Authors Nakamura, Takuma ORNL
Daughton, William ORNL
Project Identifier FUS034
Dataset Type AS Animations/Simulations
Keywords Magnetosphere Magnetic reconnection Kelvin-Helmholtz instability mixing kinetic simulaiton VPIC code
Originating Organizations Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Austrian Academy of Sciences
DOE Contract DE-AC05-00OR22725
Other Contract NASA grant - NNH13AV26I


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*Support for 10.13139/OLCF/1395321 dataset is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, project FUS034 under Contract DE-AC05-00OR22725. Project FUS034 used resources of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725*