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Public data release of the FIRE-2 cosmological zoom-in simulations of galaxy formation

Wetzel, Andrew and Hayward, Christopher C. and Sanderson, Robyn E. and Ma, Xiangcheng and Anglés-Alcázar, Daniel and Feldmann, Robert and Chan, T. K. and El-Badry, Kareem and Wheeler, Coral and Garrison-Kimmel, Shea and Nikakhtar, Farnik and Panithanpaisal, Nondh and Arora, Arpit and Gurvich, Alexander B. and Samuel, Jenna and Sameie, Omid and Pandya, Viraj and Hafen, Zachary and Hummels, Cameron and Loebman, Sarah and Boylan-Kolchin, Michael and Bullock, James S. and Faucher-Giguère, Claude-André and Kereš, Dušan and Quataert, Eliot and Hopkins, Philip F. (2022) Public data release of the FIRE-2 cosmological zoom-in simulations of galaxy formation. . (Unpublished) https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20220816-222049142

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Abstract

We describe a public data release of the FIRE-2 cosmological zoom-in simulations of galaxy formation, available at this http URL, from the Feedback In Realistic Environments (FIRE) project. The FIRE-2 simulations achieve parsec-scale resolution to explicitly model the multi-phase interstellar medium while implementing direct models for stellar evolution and feedback, including stellar winds, core-collapse and Ia supernovae, radiation pressure, photoionization, and photoelectric heating. We release complete snapshots from 3 suites of simulations. The first comprises 20 simulations that zoom in on 14 Milky Way-mass galaxies, 5 SMC/LMC-mass galaxies, and 4 lower-mass galaxies including 1 ultra-faint; we release snapshots at z = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4. The second comprises 4 more massive galaxies simulated to z = 1, with snapshots at z = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Finally, a high-redshift suite comprises 22 simulations at z = 5 and 6. Each simulation also includes dozens of resolved lower-mass (satellite) galaxies in its zoom-in region. Snapshots include all stored properties for all dark matter, gas, and star particles, including 11 elemental abundances for stars and gas, and formation times (ages) of star particles. We also release accompanying (sub)halo catalogs, which include galaxy properties and member star particles. For the simulations to z = 0, including all Milky Way-mass galaxies, we release an "ex-situ" flag for star particles, pointers to track particles across snapshots, catalogs of stellar streams, and multipole basis expansions for the halo mass distributions. We describe several publicly available python packages for reading and analyzing these simulations.


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http://arxiv.org/abs/2202.06969arXivDiscussion Paper
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AuthorORCID
Wetzel, Andrew0000-0003-0603-8942
Hayward, Christopher C.0000-0003-4073-3236
Sanderson, Robyn E.0000-0003-3939-3297
Ma, Xiangcheng0000-0001-8091-2349
Anglés-Alcázar, Daniel0000-0001-5769-4945
Feldmann, Robert0000-0002-1109-1919
Chan, T. K.0000-0003-2544-054X
El-Badry, Kareem0000-0002-6871-1752
Garrison-Kimmel, Shea0000-0002-4655-8128
Nikakhtar, Farnik0000-0002-3641-4366
Panithanpaisal, Nondh0000-0001-5214-8822
Arora, Arpit0000-0002-8354-7356
Gurvich, Alexander B.0000-0002-6145-3674
Samuel, Jenna0000-0002-8429-4100
Sameie, Omid0000-0003-4394-6085
Pandya, Viraj0000-0002-2499-9205
Hafen, Zachary0000-0001-7326-1736
Hummels, Cameron0000-0002-3817-8133
Loebman, Sarah0000-0003-3217-5967
Boylan-Kolchin, Michael0000-0002-9604-343X
Bullock, James S.0000-0003-4298-5082
Faucher-Giguère, Claude-André0000-0002-4900-6628
Kereš, Dušan0000-0002-1666-7067
Quataert, Eliot0000-0001-9185-5044
Hopkins, Philip F.0000-0003-3729-1684
Additional Information:Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). We generated the FIRE-2 simulations using: Stampede and Stampede 2, via the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), supported by NSF grant ACI-1548562, including allocations TG-AST120025, TG-AST140023, TG-AST140064, TG-AST160048; Blue Waters, supported by the NSF; Frontera, supported by the NSF and TACC, including allocations AST21010 and AST20016; Pleiades, via the NASA High-End Computing (HEC) Program through the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division at Ames Research Center, including allocations HEC SMD-16-7592, SMD-16-7561, SMD-17-120; and the Quest computing cluster at Northwestern University. This work uses data hosted by the Flatiron Institute’s FIRE data hub, and we generated data using the Flatiron Institute’s computing clusters rusty and popeye; the Flatiron Institute is supported by the Simons Foundation. yt Hub is supported in part by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Data-Driven Discovery Initiative through Grant GBMF4561 to Matthew Turk and the National Science Foundation under Grant ACI-1535651. AW received support from: NSF CAREER award AST-2045928 and NSF grant AST-2107772; NASA ATP grants 80NSSC18K1097 and 80NSSC20K0513; HST grants GO-14734, AR-15057, AR-15809, GO-15902 from STScI; a Scialog Award from the Heising-Simons Foundation; and a Hellman Fellowship. RES and NP acknowledge support from NASA grant 19-ATP19-0068; and RES, FN, and AA acknowledge support from the Research Corporation through the Scialog Fellows program on Time Domain Astronomy, and from NSF grant AST-2007232; RES additionally acknowledges support from HST-AR-15809 from STScI. DAA was supported in part by NSF grants AST-2009687 and AST-2108944. TKC is supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) astronomy consolidated grant ST/P000541/1 and ST/T000244/1. JS was supported by an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship under award AST-2102729. ZH was supported by a Gary A. McCue postdoctoral fellowship at UC Irvine. SL was supported by NSF grant AST-2109234 and HST-AR-16624 from STScI. MBK acknowledges support from NSF CAREER award AST-1752913, NSF grants AST-1910346 and AST-2108962, NASA grant NNX17AG29G, and HST grants AR-15006, AR-15809, GO-15658, GO-15901, GO-15902, AR-16159, GO-16226 from STScI. CAFG was supported by NSF through grants AST-1715216, AST-2108230, and CAREER award AST-1652522; by NASA through grants 17-ATP17-0067 and 21-ATP21-0036; by STScI through grant HST-AR-16124.001-A; and by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement through a Cottrell Scholar Award and a Scialog Award. DK was supported by NSF grants AST-1715101 and AST-2108314. Support for PFH was provided by NSF Research Grants 1911233, 20009234, 2108318, NSF CAREER grant 1455342, NASA grants 80NSSC18K0562, HST-AR-15800.
Group:Astronomy Department, TAPIR
Funders:
Funding AgencyGrant Number
NSFACI-1548562
NSFTG-AST120025
NSFTG-AST140023
NSFTG-AST140064
NSFTG-AST160048
NSFAST-21010
NSFAST-20016
NASASMD-16-7592
NASASMD-16-7561
NASASMD-17-1204
Flatiron InstituteUNSPECIFIED
Simons FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationGBMF4561
NSFACI-1535651
NSFAST-2045928
NSFAST-2107772
NASA80NSSC18K1097
NASA80NSSC20K0513
NASAHST-GO-14734
NASAHST-AR-15057
NASAHST-AR-15809
NASAHST-GO-15902
Heising-Simons FoundationScialog Award
Hellman FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
NASA19-ATP19-0068
Scialog Fellow of Research CorporationUNSPECIFIED
NSFAST-2007232
NSFAST-2009687
NSFAST-2108944
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)ST/P000541/1
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)ST/T000244/1
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics FellowshipAST-2102729
University of California, IrvineUNSPECIFIED
NSFAST-2109234
NASAHST-AR-16624
NSFAST-1752913
NSFAST-1910346
NSFAST-2108962
NASANNX17AG29G
NASAHST-AR-15006
NASAHST-AR-15809
NASAHST-GO-15658
NASAHST-GO-15901
NASAHST-GO-15902
NASAHST-AR-16159
NASAHST-GO-16226
NSFAST-1715216
NSFAST-2108230
NSFAST-1652522
NASA17-ATP17-0067
NASA21-ATP21-0036
NASAHST-AR-16124.001-A
NSFAST-1715101
NSFAST-2108314
NSFAST-1911233
NSFAST-20009234
NSFAST-2108318
NSFAST-1455342
NASA80NSSC18K0562
NASAHST-AR-15800
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