Articles | Volume 38, issue 1
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03 Jan 2020
Regular paper |  | 03 Jan 2020

Overshoot dependence on the cross-shock potential

Michael Gedalin, Xiaoyan Zhou, Christopher T. Russell, and Vassilis Angelopoulos

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High-resolution measurements of the magnetic profiles of collisionless shocks in space show that large amplitude oscillations appear on the high-magnetic field side. The positions and relative amplitude of these oscillations are shown theoretically to vary in accordance with the potential jump at the shock crossing. The theoretically predicted variety is confirmed by observations.