Development and Large Scale Consequences of Turbulence on the Dayside Magnetosphere: Global Fully Kinetic and Hybrid Simulations

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Homayoun Karimabadi1,2, Vadim Roytershteyn3,4, Yuri Omelchenko2,4, Hoanh X Vu2 and Burlen Loring5, (1)CureMetrix, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, United States, (2)SciberQuest, Del Mar, CA, United States, (3)SciberQuest, Inc, Atlanta, GA, United States, (4)Space Science Institute Los Alamos, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (5)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
In this talk, we present results from 2D/3D global hybrid and 2D fully kinetic simulations with an emphasis on the dayside transients. We also show preliminary results from global hybrid simulations with O+. Some of the interesting effects include formation of reconnecting current sheets and magnetic islands in the magnetosheath, formation of jets, large-scale vortices, among others. The size and shape of the ion foreshock in 3D will be illustrated. Relevance of these findings to observations will be discussed.