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Traces of Catastrophe: A Handbook of Shock-Metamorphic Effects in Terrestrial Meteorite Impact StructuresThis handbook of Shock-Metamorphic Effects in Terrestrial Meteorite Impact Structures emphasizes terrestrial impact structures, field geology, and particularly the recognition and petrographic study of shock-metamorphic effects in terrestrial rocks. Individual chapters include: 1) Landscapes with Craters: Meteorite Impacts, Earth, and the Solar System; 2) Target Earth: Present, Past and Future; 3) Formation of Impact Craters; 4) Shock-Metamorphic Effects in Rocks and Minerals; 5) Shock-Metamorphosed Rocks (Impactities) in Impact Structures; 6) Impact Melts; 7) How to Find Impact Structures; and 8) What Next? Current Problems and Future Investigations.
Document ID
19990071201
Document Type
Other
Authors
French, Bevan M. (Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1998
Subject Category
Astrophysics
Report/Patent Number
LPI-Contrib-954
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASw-4574
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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