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Plasma Reconnection, Shocks and Turbulence in Solar System Interactions: Modelling and Observations

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 Coordinator Country Finland [FI]
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 Total cost 1˙998˙054 €
 EC max contribution 1˙998˙054 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-06-01   to  2021-05-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    ILMATIETEEN LAITOS FI (HELSINKI) participant 94˙049.00


 Project objective

This project combines the forefront space physics with top-tier high performance computing. Three phenomena are above others in importance in explaining plasma behaviour in the Solar-Terrestrial system, laboratories, fusion devices, and astrophysical domains: 1) magnetic reconnection enabling energy and mass transfer between magnetic domains, 2) collisionless shocks forming due to supersonic relative flow speeds between plasmas, and 3) particle acceleration associated with both. These processes are critical in understanding the scientific foundation of space weather, i.e., harmful effects caused by enhanced radiation and dynamical processes that endanger space- and ground-based technological systems or human life. Space weather forecasts require physics-based models; however, to date only simple plasma descriptions have been used in the global context. We have developed the first 6-dimensional global magnetospheric kinetic simulation in the world, Vlasiator, promising a grand leap both in understanding fundamental space plasma physics, and in improving the accuracy of present space weather models. Combining the unique Vlasiator with newest spacecraft data, local kinetic physics can be interpreted in global context in a ground-breaking fashion. We examine in the global and self-consistent context 1. Near-Earth reconnection, 2. Ion-scale phenomena in the near-Earth shocks, 3. Particle acceleration by shocks and reconnection, 4. Inner magnetospheric wave-particle processes, and the consequent particle precipitation into the ionosphere. The proposed work is now feasible thanks to increased computational capabilities and Vlasiator. The newest space missions produce high-fidelity multi-point observations that require directly comparable global kinetic simulations offered by Vlasiator. The proposing team has an outstanding record and a leading role in global space physics modelling.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 S. Hoilijoki, U. Ganse, D. G. Sibeck, P. A. Cassak, L. Turc, M. Battarbee, R. C. Fear, X. Blanco‐Cano, A. P. Dimmock, E. K. J. Kilpua, R. Jarvinen, L. Juusola, Y. Pfau‐Kempf, M. Palmroth
Properties of Magnetic Reconnection and FTEs on the Dayside Magnetopause With and Without Positive IMF B x Component During Southward IMF
published pages: 4037-4048, ISSN: 2169-9380, DOI: 10.1029/2019ja026821
Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 124/6 2020-04-23
2019 M. Palmroth, J. Praks, R. Vainio, P. Janhunen, E. K. J. Kilpua, A. Afanasiev, M. Ala‐Lahti, A. Alho, T. Asikainen, E. Asvestari, M. Battarbee, A. Binios, A. Bosser, T. Brito, M. Dubart, J. Envall, U. Ganse, N. Yu. Ganushkina, H. George, J. Gieseler, S. Good, M. Grandin, S. Haslam, H.‐P. Hedman, H. Hietala, N. Jovanovic, S. Kakakhel, M. Kalliokoski, V. V. Kettunen, T. Koskela, E. Lumme, M. Mesk
FORESAIL‐1 CubeSat Mission to Measure Radiation Belt Losses and Demonstrate Deorbiting
published pages: 5783-5799, ISSN: 2169-9380, DOI: 10.1029/2018JA026354
Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 124/7 2020-04-23
2019 Maxime Grandin, Markus Battarbee, Adnane Osmane, Urs Ganse, Yann Pfau-Kempf, Lucile Turc, Thiago Brito, Tuomas Koskela, Maxime Dubart, Minna Palmroth
Hybrid-Vlasov modelling of nightside auroral proton precipitation during southward interplanetary magnetic field conditions
published pages: 791-806, ISSN: 1432-0576, DOI: 10.5194/angeo-37-791-2019
Annales Geophysicae 37/5 2020-04-23
2019 Antti Lakka, Tuija I. Pulkkinen, Andrew P. Dimmock, Emilia Kilpua, Matti Ala-Lahti, Ilja Honkonen, Minna Palmroth, Osku Raukunen
GUMICS-4 analysis of interplanetary coronal mass ejection impact on Earth during low and typical Mach number solar winds
published pages: 561-579, ISSN: 1432-0576, DOI: 10.5194/angeo-37-561-2019
Annales Geophysicae 37/4 2020-04-23
2019 L. Turc, O. W. Roberts, M. O. Archer, M. Palmroth, M. Battarbee, T. Brito, U. Ganse, M. Grandin, Y. Pfau‐Kempf, C. P. Escoubet, I. Dandouras
First Observations of the Disruption of the Earth\'s Foreshock Wave Field During Magnetic Clouds
published pages: 12644-12653, ISSN: 0094-8276, DOI: 10.1029/2019gl084437
Geophysical Research Letters 46/22 2020-04-23
2017 Antti Lakka, Tuija I. Pulkkinen, Andrew P. Dimmock, Adnane Osmane, Ilja Honkonen, Minna Palmroth, Pekka Janhunen
The impact on global magnetohydrodynamic simulations from varying initialisation methods: results from GUMICS-4
published pages: 907-922, ISSN: 1432-0576, DOI: 10.5194/angeo-35-907-2017
Annales Geophysicae 35/4 2020-04-23
2016 A. Vaivads, A. Retinò, J. Soucek, Yu. V. Khotyaintsev, F. Valentini, C. P. Escoubet, O. Alexandrova, M. André, S. D. Bale, M. Balikhin, D. Burgess, E. Camporeale, D. Caprioli, C. H. K. Chen, E. Clacey, C. M. Cully, J. De Keyser, J. P. Eastwood, A. N. Fazakerley, S. Eriksson, M. L. Goldstein, D. B. Graham, S. Haaland, M. Hoshino, H. Ji, H. Karimabadi, H. Kucharek, B. Lavraud, F. Marcucci, W. H. Matthaeus, T. E. Moore, R. Nakamura, Y. Narita, Z. Nemecek, C. Norgren, H. Opgenoorth, M. Palmroth, D. Perrone, J.-L. Pinçon, P. Rathsman, H. Rothkaehl, F. Sahraoui, S. Servidio, L. Sorriso-Valvo, R. Vainio, Z. Vörös, R. F. Wimmer-Schweingruber
Turbulence Heating ObserveR – satellite mission proposal
published pages: , ISSN: 0022-3778, DOI: 10.1017/S0022377816000775
Journal of Plasma Physics 82/05 2020-04-23
2018 Minna Palmroth, Urs Ganse, Yann Pfau-Kempf, Markus Battarbee, Lucile Turc, Thiago Brito, Maxime Grandin, Sanni Hoilijoki, Arto Sandroos, Sebastian von Alfthan
Vlasov methods in space physics and astrophysics
published pages: , ISSN: 2367-3621, DOI: 10.1007/s41115-018-0003-2
Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics 4/1 2020-04-23
2018 Xochitl Blanco-Cano, Markus Battarbee, Lucile Turc, Andrew P. Dimmock, Emilia K. J. Kilpua, Sanni Hoilijoki, Urs Ganse, David G. Sibeck, Paul A. Cassak, Robert C. Fear, Riku Jarvinen, Liisa Juusola, Yann Pfau-Kempf, Rami Vainio, Minna Palmroth
Cavitons and spontaneous hot flow anomalies in a hybrid-Vlasov global magnetospheric simulation
published pages: 1081-1097, ISSN: 1432-0576, DOI: 10.5194/angeo-36-1081-2018
Annales Geophysicae 36/4 2020-04-23
2016 Pfau-Kempf, Yann
Vlasiator From local to global magnetospheric hybrid-Vlasov simulations (Doctoral dissertation)
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2018 A. Lakka, T. I. Pulkkinen, A. P. Dimmock, M. Myllys, I. Honkonen, M. Palmroth
The Cross-Polar Cap Saturation in GUMICS-4 During High Solar Wind Driving
published pages: 3320-3332, ISSN: 2169-9380, DOI: 10.1002/2017ja025054
Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 123/5 2020-04-23
2016 Sanni Hoilijoki, Minna Palmroth, Brian M. Walsh, Yann Pfau-Kempf, Sebastian von Alfthan, Urs Ganse, Otto Hannuksela, Rami Vainio
Mirror modes in the Earth\'s magnetosheath: Results from a global hybrid-Vlasov simulation
published pages: 4191-4204, ISSN: 2169-9380, DOI: 10.1002/2015ja022026
Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 121/5 2020-04-23
2017 Minna Palmroth, Sanni Hoilijoki, Liisa Juusola, Tuija I. Pulkkinen, Heli Hietala, Yann Pfau-Kempf, Urs Ganse, Sebastian von Alfthan, Rami Vainio, Michael Hesse
Tail reconnection in the global magnetospheric context: Vlasiator first results
published pages: 1269-1274, ISSN: 1432-0576, DOI: 10.5194/angeo-35-1269-2017
Annales Geophysicae 35/6 2020-04-23
2017 Sanni Hoilijoki, Urs Ganse, Yann Pfau-Kempf, Paul A. Cassak, Brian M. Walsh, Heli Hietala, Sebastian von Alfthan, Minna Palmroth
Reconnection rates and X line motion at the magnetopause: Global 2D-3V hybrid-Vlasov simulation results
published pages: 2877-2888, ISSN: 2169-9380, DOI: 10.1002/2016ja023709
Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 122 2020-04-23
2017 Hoilijoki, Sanni
Simulations of solar wind – magnetosheath – magnetopause interactions
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Doctoral Dissertation 2020-04-23
2019 Kilpua, E. K. J., Fontaine, D., Moissard, C., Ala-Lahti, M., Palmerio, E., Yordanova, E., Good, S. W., Kalliokoski, M. M., Lumme, E., Osmane, A., Palmroth, M., and Turc, L.
Solar wind properties and geospace impact of coronal mass ejection-driven sheath regions: variation and driver dependence,
published pages: , ISSN: 1542-7390, DOI: 10.1029/2019sw002217
Space Weather 2020-04-23

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