Impact Studies

The Mjølnir Impact Event and its Consequences

Geology and Geophysics of a Late Jurassic/Early Cretaceous Marine Impact Event

Editors: Dypvik, Henning, Tsikalas, Filippos, Smelror, Morten (Eds.)

  • Updates and synthesizes Mjølnir crater studies
  • Places the Mjølnir impact event in the context of the geological and geophysical history of the Barents Sea region
  • Presents numerical models of the formation of the crater and associated tsunami generation
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The Mjølnir impact structure was recognized in 1993 and included in the Earth Impact Database in 1996, based on the discoveries of unequivocal meteorite impact indicators such as shocked quartz, Ir-enrichments, possible glass remnants, fragments of nickel-rich iron oxides, in addition to the convincing complex crater shape of the structure. This book presents the geological and geophysical history of the Barents Sea region along with the discovery of the Mjølnir impact crater. We place the Mjølnir event into the geological framework of the region and present elaborative numerical models of its formation and associated tsunami generation. The book represents an update and synthesis as well as the complete compilation of the Mjølnir crater studies.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dypvik, Henning (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Geological Framework

    Dypvik, Henning (et al.)

    Pages 23-45

  • Impact Structure and Morphology

    Tsikalas, Filippos (et al.)

    Pages 47-73

  • Impact Geophysics and Modelling

    Tsikalas, Filippos (et al.)

    Pages 75-137

  • Impact Cratering and Post-impact Sedimentation

    Dypvik, Henning (et al.)

    Pages 139-174

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-88260-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-88259-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
Softcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26556-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Mjølnir Impact Event and its Consequences
Book Subtitle
Geology and Geophysics of a Late Jurassic/Early Cretaceous Marine Impact Event
Editors
  • Henning Dypvik
  • Filippos Tsikalas
  • Morten Smelror
Series Title
Impact Studies
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-88260-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-88260-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-88259-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26556-3
Series ISSN
1612-8338
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 320
Number of Illustrations and Tables
110 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
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