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The Resource The asteroid impact connection of planetary evolution : with special reference to large Precambrian and Australian impacts, Andrew Y. Glikson

The asteroid impact connection of planetary evolution : with special reference to large Precambrian and Australian impacts, Andrew Y. Glikson

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The asteroid impact connection of planetary evolution : with special reference to large Precambrian and Australian impacts
Title
The asteroid impact connection of planetary evolution
Title remainder
with special reference to large Precambrian and Australian impacts
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Y. Glikson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When in 1981 Louis and Walter Alvarez, the father and son team, unearthed a tell-tale Iridium-rich sedimentary horizon at the 65 million years-old Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary at Gubbio, Italy, their find heralded a paradigm shift in the study of terrestrial evolution. Since the 1980s the discovery and study of asteroid impact ejecta in the oldest well-preserved terrains of Western Australia and South Africa, by Don Lowe, Gary Byerly, Bruce Simonson, the author and others, and the documentation of new exposed and buried impact structures in several continents, led to a resurgence of the idea of the catastrophism theory of Cuvier, earlier largely supplanted by the uniformitarian theory of Hutton and Lyell. Several mass extinction of species events are known to have occurred in temporal proximity to large asteroid impacts, global volcanic eruptions and continental splitting. Likely links are observed between asteroid clusters and at 580 Ma, end-Devonian, end-Triassic and end-Jurassic extinctions. New discoveries of ̃3.5 Ga-old impact fallout units in South Africa have led Lowe and Byerly to propose a protracted continuation of the Late Heavy Bombardment (̃3.95-3.85 Ga) in the Earth-Moon system. Given the difficulty in identifying asteroid impact ejecta units and buried impact structures, it is likely new discoveries of impact signatures are in store, which would further profoundly alter models of terrestrial evolution
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Glikson, A. Y
Dewey number
523.44
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in earth sciences,
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  • Asteroids
  • Impact craters
  • Earth (Planet)
Label
The asteroid impact connection of planetary evolution : with special reference to large Precambrian and Australian impacts, Andrew Y. Glikson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Large (>100 km Diameter) Impact Structures
  • Asteroid Impact Clusters and Isotopic Age Peaks
  • Australian Large Impact Structures (>20 km Diameter)
  • Impacts and Mass Extinctions
  • Uniformitarian Models and the Role of Asteroid Impacts in Earth Evolution
  • The Current Danger
  • A Paradigm Shift in Earth Science
  • Encounters in Space
  • Lunar Impacts and the Late Heavy Bombardment in the Earth-Moon System
  • Impact and Cratering Dynamics
  • Identification of Impact Structures
  • Impact Ejecta and Fallout Units
  • Extraterrestrial Geochemical, Isotopic and Mineralogical Signatures
  • Precambrian Asteroid Impacts
Control code
ocn837169122
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Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400763289
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)837169122
Label
The asteroid impact connection of planetary evolution : with special reference to large Precambrian and Australian impacts, Andrew Y. Glikson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Large (>100 km Diameter) Impact Structures
  • Asteroid Impact Clusters and Isotopic Age Peaks
  • Australian Large Impact Structures (>20 km Diameter)
  • Impacts and Mass Extinctions
  • Uniformitarian Models and the Role of Asteroid Impacts in Earth Evolution
  • The Current Danger
  • A Paradigm Shift in Earth Science
  • Encounters in Space
  • Lunar Impacts and the Late Heavy Bombardment in the Earth-Moon System
  • Impact and Cratering Dynamics
  • Identification of Impact Structures
  • Impact Ejecta and Fallout Units
  • Extraterrestrial Geochemical, Isotopic and Mineralogical Signatures
  • Precambrian Asteroid Impacts
Control code
ocn837169122
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400763289
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)837169122

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