Impact Studies

Distal Impact Ejecta Layers

A Record of Large Impacts in Sedimentary Deposits

Authors: Glass, Billy P., Simonson, Bruce M.

  • The first summary of known distal impact ejecta craters
  • Helps fill gaps in the terrestrial cratering record
  • Shows how meteorite impacts can provide correlation with other geological events
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Impact cratering is an important geological process on all solid planetary bodies, and, in the case of Earth, may have had major climatic and biological effects. Most terrestrial impact craters have been erased or modified beyond recognition. However, major impacts throw ejecta over large areas of the Earth's surface. Recognition of these impact ejecta layers can help fill in the gaps in the terrestrial cratering record and at the same time provide direct correlation between major impacts and other geological events, such as climatic changes and mass extinctions. This book provides the first summary of known distal impact ejecta layers

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“This book is an intensely detailed examination of what scientists know about ejecta layers in the sedimentary record, from Earth’s earliest rocks through the modern era. … A historical section at the end is especially useful to geologists sorting out how impacts have influenced physical and biological evolution. … This book is a must have for anyone interested in impact history and theory. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.” (M. A. Wilson, Choice, Vol. 50 (11), July, 2013)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Glass, Billy P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Impact Crater Formation, Shock Metamorphism, and Distribution of Impact Ejecta

    Glass, Billy P. (et al.)

    Pages 15-75

  • Distal Impact Ejecta Layers: Recognition, Confirmation, Dating, and Determining Source Craters

    Glass, Billy P. (et al.)

    Pages 77-135

  • Cenozoic Microtektite/Ejecta Layers

    Glass, Billy P. (et al.)

    Pages 137-243

  • Mesozoic Spherule/Impact Ejecta Layers

    Glass, Billy P. (et al.)

    Pages 245-320

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-88262-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-88261-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Distal Impact Ejecta Layers
Book Subtitle
A Record of Large Impacts in Sedimentary Deposits
Authors
Series Title
Impact Studies
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-88262-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-88262-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-88261-9
Series ISSN
1612-8338
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 716
Topics