Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM17] Space Plasma Physics: Theory and Simulation

Tue. May 24, 2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 302 (3F)

Convener:*Takayuki Umeda(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Takanobu Amano(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo), Yasuhiro Nariyuki(Faculty of Human Development, University of Toyama), Tadas Nakamura(Fukui Prefectural University), Tooru Sugiyama(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Center for Earth Information Science and Technology), Chair:Takashi Minoshima(Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Yosuke Matsumoto(Graduate School of Science, Chiba University)

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

[PEM17-09] Evaluating gyro-viscosity in the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability by kinetic simulations

*Takayuki Umeda1, Natsuki Yamauchi1, Yasutaka Wada1, Satoshi Ueno1 (1.Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University)

Keywords:Computer simulation, Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, Non-MHD effect

In the present paper, the gyro-viscous term[W. B. Thompson, Pep. Prog. Phys. 24, 363-424 (1961)] is evaluated by using a full kinetic Vlasov simulation result of the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability (KHI). The average velocity (velocity field) and the pressure tensor are calculated from a high-resolution data of the velocity distribution functions obtained by the Vlasov simulation, which used to approximate the gyro-viscous term according to Thompson (1961). The direct comparison between the pressure tensor and the gyro-viscous term shows a good agreement. It is also shown that the off-diagonal pressure gradient enhanced the linear growth of the KHI when the inner product between the vorticity of the primary velocity shear layer and the magnetic field is negative, which is consistent with the previous Finite-Larmor-Radius(FLR)-MHD simulation result, but not with the previous kinetic simulation results. This result suggest that it is not enough for reproducing the kinetic simulation result to include the gyro-viscous term only in the equation of motion in fluid simulations.