Title: On the interpretation of the BepiColombo’s observation at Mercury with numerical simulations

In Webseminar by admin

30 Giugno, 2022, ore 10:30

SpeakerEsa Kallio da School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

Abstract: One major science goal of the BebiColombo Mercury mission will be to investigate Mercury’s space environment, its particles, and its electric and magnetic fields. The SERENA instrument on the Bepi Colombo’s planetary orbiter is a key instrument to investigate neutrals and charged particles around the planet. Interpretation of the particle observations is, however, a challenging task, and it requires self-consistent numerical models. In the presentation we introduce different numerical approached which have been developed to interpret BebiColombo’s observations. We also discuss what difficulties we face when we try to simulate Hermean “pocket size” magnetosphere and the direct plasma-surface interaction.