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Bibliography of terrestrial impact structuresThis bibliography lists 105 terrestrial impact structures, of which 12 are proven structures, that is, structures associated with meteorites, and 93 are probable. Of the 93 probable structures, 18 are known to contain rocks with meteoritic components or to be enriched in meteoritic signature-elements, both of which enhance their probability of having originated by impact. Many of the structures investigated in the USSR to date are subsurface features that are completely or partly buried by sedimentary rocks. At least 16 buried impact structures have already been identified in North America and Europe. No proven nor probable submarine impact structure rising above the ocean floor is presently known; none has been found in Antarctica or Greenland. An attempt has been made to cite for each impact structure all literature published prior to mid-1983. The structures are presented in alphabetical order by continent, and their geographic distribution is indicated on a sketch map of each continent in which they occur. They are also listed tables in: (1) alphabetical order, (2) order of increasing latitude, (3) order of decreasing diameter, and (4) order of increasing geologic age.
Document ID
19860002234
Document Type
Other - Other
Authors
Grolier, M. J. (Geological Survey, Flagstaff Ariz., United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1985
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:87567
NASA-TM-87567
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASA ORDER W-13130
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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