Articles | Volume 39, issue 1
Regular paper
28 Jan 2021
Regular paper |  | 28 Jan 2021

Vlasov simulation of electrons in the context of hybrid global models: an eVlasiator approach

Markus Battarbee, Thiago Brito, Markku Alho, Yann Pfau-Kempf, Maxime Grandin, Urs Ganse, Konstantinos Papadakis, Andreas Johlander, Lucile Turc, Maxime Dubart, and Minna Palmroth

Data sets

Vlasiator: hybrid-Vlasov simulation code M. Palmroth and the Vlasiator team

VLSV: file format and tools A. Sandroos

Analysator: python analysis toolkit M. Battarbee and the Vlasiator team

Short summary
We investigate local acceleration dynamics of electrons with a new numerical simulation method, which is an extension of a world-leading kinetic plasma simulation. We describe how large supercomputer simulations can be used to initialize the electron simulations and show numerical stability for the electron method. We show that features of our simulated electrons match observations from Earth's magnetic tail region.