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Title Large meteorite impacts and planetary evolution V / edited by Gordon R. Osinski, Department of Earth Sciences and Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, David A. Kring, Center for Lunar Science and Exploration, Lunar and Planetary Institute, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lunar Science Institute, and NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute.
Published Boulder, Colorado : The Geological Society of America, 2015.
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Description v, 227 pages : illustrations, some color ; 28 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Special papers (Geological Society of America) ; 518
Special papers (Geological Society of America) ; 518.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction / Gordon R. Osinski and David A. Kring. The role of meteorite impacts in the origin of life : Potential catalytic role of phyllosilicates in pre-biotic organic synthesis / H.H. Schmitt. Making craters: from the small to the big : Scaling impact crater dimensions in cohesive rock by numerical modeling and laboratory experiments / N. Güldemeister, K. Wünnemann, and M.H. Poelchau -- Characteristics of impact craters in the northern hemisphere of Mars / Nadine G. Barlow -- Morphologic and structural mapping of the central uplift of Betio crater, Thaumasia Planum, Mars / A.M. Nuhn, L.L. Tornabene, G.R. Osinski, and A.S. McEwen -- Kinematics of large terrestrial impact crater information inferred from structural analysis and three-dimensional block modeling of the Vredefort Dome, South Africa / Andreas Jahn and Ulrich Riller -- Scaling of basin-sized impacts and the influence of target temperature / Ross W.K. potter, David A. Kring, and Gareth S. Collins. Products of planetary impacts : Petrologic and impact size controls on Precambrian spherule diameters / Alexandra Krull Davatzes, Nicholas Swartz, and Matthew Enos -- Zircon formation in impact melts: complications for deciphering planetary impact histories / Matthew M. Wielicki and T. Mark Harrison -- Microscopic effects of shock metamorphism in zircons from the Haughton impact structure, Canada / A.C. Singleton, G.R. Osinski, and S.R. Shieh -- Surficial polymict impact breccia unit, Wetumpka impact structure, Alabama: shock levels and emplacement mechanism / David T. King Jr., Jared R. Morrow, Lucille W. Petruny, and Jens Ormö -- Nature and origin of the Garson Member of the Onaping Formation, Sudbury impact structure, Canada / A.B. Coulter and G.R. Osinski. Remote sensing methods to study impact craters : Mapping terrestrial impact craters with the TanDEM-X digital elevation model / Manfred Gottwald, Thomas Fritz, Helko Breit, Birgit Schättler, and Alan Harris -- Real-time crater profile analysis: visualizing high-resolution laster altimetry data sets on the GPU / J. McDonald and J. Montgomery.
Summary In this volume, the geologic and planetary science communities explore impact events and how they affected the evolution of Earth and other planetary bodies. these papers are the outcome of a conference held every five years.
Subject Meteorite craters -- Congresses.
Impact craters -- Congresses.
Planets -- Origin -- Congresses.
Related Names Osinski, Gordon R., editor.
Kring, David A. (David Allen), editor.
Alternate Title Large meteorite impacts and planetary evolution 5
ISBN 9780813725185 (paperback)
0813725186 (paperback)
OCLC number 915323952