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Impact Studies

Cratering in Marine Environments and on Ice

Editors: Dypvik, Henning, Burchell, Mark J., Claeys, Philippe (Eds.)

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Despite their global importance, little is known about the few existing examples of impacts into marine environments and icy targets. They are among the least understood and studied parts of impact crater geology. The icy impacts are also of great importance in understanding the developments of the outer planets and their satellites such as Mars or Europa. Furthermore, the impact mechanisms, crater formation and collapse, melt production and the ejecta distribution are scarcely known for impact on targets other than the "classical" solid silicates of the continental crust. The reaction of water and ice to impacts clearly deserves a more thorough study. The understanding of  impact effects and consequences in the case of aqueous hits, soft sediments and icy targets has not been thoroughly explored and comprises the main focus of this book.

A number of papers in the field of hypervelocity impacts on ice are included. These cover a review of available literature in the field of laboratory studies of such impacts, large impact structures on Titan, predicting impact cratering on a comet nucleus, and a novel report on the survival of bacteria fired at hypervelocity into icy surfaces. This latter paper is concerned with astrobiology and in particular Panspermia (natural migration of life through space).

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Impacts into Marine and Icy Environments — A Short Review

    Dypvik, Henning (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Biotic Responses to the Mjølnir Meteorite Impact, Barents Sea: Evidence from a Core Drilled within the Crater

    Bremer, Gerd Merethe A. (et al.)

    Pages 21-38

  • Near-field Erosional Features at the Mjølnir Impact Crater: the Role of Marine Sedimentary Target

    Tsikalas, Filippos (et al.)

    Pages 39-55

  • Global Effects of the Chicxulub Impact on Terrestrial Vegetation — Review of the Palynological Record from New Zealand Cretaceous/Tertiary Boundary

    Vajda, Vivi (et al.)

    Pages 57-74

  • The Neugrund Marine Impact Structure (Gulf of Finland, Estonia)

    Suuroja, Sten (et al.)

    Pages 75-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cratering in Marine Environments and on Ice
Editors
  • Henning Dypvik
  • Mark J. Burchell
  • Philippe Claeys
Series Title
Impact Studies
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-06423-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-06423-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-40668-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07376-2
Series ISSN
1612-8338
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 340
Number of Illustrations and Tables
133 b/w illustrations
Topics