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

Abstract

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.

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Publication Date:
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Austrian Academy of Sciences
Sponsoring Org.:
Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) (SC-21)
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
Keywords:
Magnetosphere, Magnetic reconnection, Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, mixing, kinetic simulaiton, VPIC code
OSTI Identifier:
1395321
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.13139/OLCF/1395321

Citation Formats

Nakamura, Takuma, and Daughton, William. 3-D VPIC simulation of an vortex-induced reconnection event observed by MMS. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.13139/OLCF/1395321.
Nakamura, Takuma, & Daughton, William. 3-D VPIC simulation of an vortex-induced reconnection event observed by MMS. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.13139/OLCF/1395321
Nakamura, Takuma, and Daughton, William. 2016. "3-D VPIC simulation of an vortex-induced reconnection event observed by MMS". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.13139/OLCF/1395321. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1395321. Pub date:Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2016
@article{osti_1395321,
title = {3-D VPIC simulation of an vortex-induced reconnection event observed by MMS},
author = {Nakamura, Takuma and Daughton, William},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.13139/OLCF/1395321},
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {1}
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