Catastrophic Events Caused by Cosmic Objects - Adushkin, V.V / Nemtchinov, I.V. (eds.)
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An asteroid or comet will inevitably strike the Earth some day, and potentially cause great destruction. This volume considers hazards due to collisions with cosmic objects, particularly in light of recent investigations of impacts by the authors. Each chapter, written by an expert, contains an overview of an aspect and new findings in the field. Coverage describes and numerically estimates the main hazardous effects.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
An asteroid or comet will inevitably strike the Earth some day, and potentially cause great destruction. This volume considers hazards due to collisions with cosmic objects, particularly in light of recent investigations of impacts by the authors. Each chapter, written by an expert, contains an overview of an aspect and new findings in the field. Coverage describes and numerically estimates the main hazardous effects.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer / Springer Netherlands
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 11976578
  • 2008
  • Erscheinungstermin: 24. Oktober 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 160mm x 26mm
  • Gewicht: 723g
  • ISBN-13: 9781402064517
  • ISBN-10: 1402064519
  • Artikelnr.: 22990167
Autorenporträt
V.V Adushkin, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia / I.V. Nemchinov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Inhaltsangabe
Preface.- 1. Main factors of hazards due to comets and asteroids.- 2. Size-frequency distribution of asteroids and impact craters. Estimates of impact rate.- 3. Cometary hazards.- 4. Bolides in the Earth atmosphere.- 5. Geologic effects of large terrestrial impact crater formation.- 6. Thermal radiation and fires after impacts of cosmic objects. 7. Tunguska catastrophe of June 30, 1908.- 8. High-velocity impact ejecta tektites and Martian meteorites.- 9. Marine target impacts.- 10. Ionospheric and Magnetospheric effects.- 11. Impacts and evolution of early earth.- Acknowledgements.- References