Impact Studies

Impact Tectonics

Editors: Koeberl, Christian, Henkel, Herbert (Eds.)

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This volume is the latest of eight books as a result of the activities of the scientific program on ”The Response of the Earth System to Impact Processes” (IMPACT) of the European Science Foundation (ESF). The ESF is the European association of national funding organisations of fundamental research, with more than 60 member organisations from more than 20 countries. One of the main goals of ESF is to bring European scientists together to work on topics of common interest. The ESF IMPACT program deals with all aspect of impact research, mainly through the organisation of workshops, exchange program, short course, and related activities. An important aspect of the program is to stimulate interdisciplinary and international research. Impacts of asteroids or comets on the earth surface have played an important role in the evolution of the planet. The ESF IMPACT program is an interdisciplinary program aimed at understanding impact processes and their effect on the earth system, including environmental, biological, and geological changes, and consequences for the biodiversity of ecosystems. The key goal of the program, to comprehend the processes that are responsible for these interactions, has been met with by eight workshops and published proceedings from these. The workshop from which this volume resulted, was devoted to impact tectonic studies. It was located in the small town of Mora in the western part of the ring basin of the very large Siljan impact structure in Sweden.

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From the reviews of the first edition:

"This book presents a wide-ranging view of some of the latest research into impacts and some useful reviews. … The book is richly illustrated throughout with pertinent photographs, maps, diagrams and graphs. … All of the articles are clearly written, contain good overviews of the related research literature and extensive and useful bibliographies. They will be of great value to research workers and graduate students. … It should attract a wide readership from among impact researchers worldwide … ." (Chris Hayward, Geological Magazine, Vol. 143, 2006)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • “Pseudotachylites” in Large Impact Structures

    Pages 1-53

    Reimold, Wolf U. (et al.)

  • The Mechanics of Pseudotachylite Formation in Impact Events

    Pages 55-80

    Melosh, H. Jay

  • Silicified Cone-in-Cone Structures from Erfoud (Morocco): A Comparison with Impact-Generated Shatter Cones

    Pages 81-110

    Lugli, Stefano (et al.)

  • Redistribution of Lithologies in Impact-induced Dikes of Impact Structures

    Pages 111-129

    Masaitis, Victor L.

  • The Preliminary Analysis of Polygonal Impact Craters within Greater Hellas Region, Mars

    Pages 131-160

    Öhman, Teemu (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Impact Tectonics
Editors
  • Christian Koeberl
  • Herbert Henkel
Series Title
Impact Studies
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-27548-0
DOI
10.1007/3-540-27548-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-24181-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42131-0
Series ISSN
1612-8338
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 552
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