GeoGuide

Henbury Craters and Meteorites

Their Discovery, History and Study

Authors: Buhl, Svend, McColl, Don

  • Comprehensive description of the discovery, history and study of the Henbury craters and meteorites
  • Colorful illustrations of the meteorites found in this area
  • Detailed map of the crater locations
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In 1931, the cluster of craters at Henbury Cattle Station south of Alice Springs in Central Australia was one of the first places on Earth where a group of impact structures could definitely be linked to the fall of iron meteorites. It was also the first place where radial rays and loops of ejected rock material, comparable to those seen around craters on the Moon, were observed. As such it was one of the primary observation sites associated with the science of meteoritics in its infancy. In this work the authors present previously unpublished documents covering early research at the Henbury site, provide an extended data set on the distribution of meteoritic material at Henbury craters, and compare recent discoveries on the mechanics of hypervelocity impacts with evidence collected over 80 years of research at the Henbury meteorite craters. In their conclusion, the authors suggest a new hypothesis for the fragmentation and incident direction of the crater-forming bolide, on the basis of a more complete set of data compared with previous models.

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eBook $44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Henbury Craters and Meteorites
Book Subtitle
Their Discovery, History and Study
Authors
Series Title
GeoGuide
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03955-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03955-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03954-1
Series ISSN
2364-6497
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIII, 160
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 87 illustrations in colour
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