Catastrophic Events Caused by Cosmic Objects by Vitaly AdushkinCatastrophic Events Caused by Cosmic Objects by Vitaly Adushkin

Catastrophic Events Caused by Cosmic Objects

EditorVitaly Adushkin, Ivan Nemchinov

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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An asteroid or comet will inevitably strike the Earth some day, and potentially cause great destruction. This volume considers hazards due to collisions with cosmic objects, particularly in light of recent investigations of impacts by the authors. Each chapter, written by an expert, contains an overview of an aspect and new findings in the field. Coverage describes and numerically estimates the main hazardous effects.
Title:Catastrophic Events Caused by Cosmic ObjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:370 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.68 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048176441

ISBN - 13:9789048176441

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Table of Contents

Preface.- 1. Main factors of hazards due to comets and asteroids.- 2. Size-frequency distribution of asteroids and impact craters. Estimates of impact rate.- 3. Cometary hazards.- 4. Bolides in the Earth atmosphere.- 5. Geologic effects of large terrestrial impact crater formation.- 6. Thermal radiation and fires after impacts of cosmic objects. - 7. Tunguska catastrophe of June 30, 1908.- 8. High-velocity impact ejecta - tektites and Martian meteorites.- 9. Marine target impacts.- 10. Ionospheric and Magnetospheric effects.- 11. Impacts and evolution of early earth.- Acknowledgements.- References