Violation of Field Line Conservation and Associated Spatial Scales in Particle-in-Cell Simulations and MMS Data

Deirdre E Wendel1, Yi-Hsin Liu2, Barbara L Giles1 and Roy B Torbert3, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Dartmouth College, Physics and Astronomy, Hanover, NH, United States, (3)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States