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Catalogue of Meteorites from South America

Authors: Acevedo, Rogelio Daniel, Rocca, Maximiliano C.L., García, Víctor Manuel

  • The first catalogue of Meteorites from South America
  • Includes new specimens that have not been previously reported
  • Provides geographic co-ordinates and an illustrative map
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The first Catalogue of Meteorites from South America includes new specimens never previously reported, while doubtful cases and pseudometeorites have been deliberately omitted.

The falling of these objects is a random event, but the sites where old meteorites are found tend to be focused in certain areas, e.g. in the deflation surfaces in Chile’s Atacama Desert, due to favorable climate conditions and ablation processes.

Our Catalogue provides basic information on each specimen like its provenance and the place where it was discovered (in geographic co-ordinates and with illustrative maps), its official name, its classification type (class, and if applicable, weathering grade and shock stage), if it was seen falling or was found by chance, its total mass or weight, the institution where it is held, and the most important bibliographic references about it.

About the authors

The authors belong to a unique and multidisciplinary geological research group in South America, with a substantial background in Near Earth Objects, meteoritic and impact cratering studies. The group has been working on these subjects for more than 10 years in Argentina.

R.D. Acevedo is a geologist and graduate of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), currently working as a scientific investigator for the Argentine National Council of Science (CONICET). M. Rocca is a computer systems analyst, who also studied Geological Sciences at the UBA. Today his work is supported by The Planetary Society. V.M. García is a technical expert at CONICET; his work focuses on researching satellite information, looking for critical localities for impact crater studies.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Catalogue of Meteorites from South America
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01925-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01925-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-01924-6
Series ISSN
2191-589X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 147
Number of Illustrations and Tables
149 illustrations in colour
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