Summer Vacation – 2010

 

Summer Vacation – 2010
Summer vacation is a great time to catch-up on reading about meteorites. Here is my select list of some recent abstracts.

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You can blame this abbreviated version of Bob’s Findings on my “summer-time schedule”.
The weather this summer has been so mild, here where I live, that it is hard to stay indoors and work on computer-related projects. But, I do hope to catch-up on my reading this summer. I’ve made a list of articles and journals that I want to read, and some of them include the abstracts that were presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society which was held last month in New York City, USA. You can find these, and all the other abstracts, on-line and published in the “Supplement” issue (Vol. 45, 2010 July) of the Meteoritical Society journal, Meteoritics & Planetary Sciences (M&PS).

Here is a “short-list” just to give you an sample of the various abstracts that were presented:

5291
METEORITE FALLS OBSERVED BY THE DESERT FIREBALL NETWORK: AN UPDATE

5236
NOBLE GAS ANALYSIS OF THE GRIMSBY H-CHONDRITE

5353
THE RECENT METEORITE FALL IN LORTON, VIRGINIA, USA

5427
ALL SHOCKED METEORITES WERE SHOCKED AT SIGNIFICANT DEPTH IN THEIR PARENT BODIES

5020
LIQUIDUS HIGH-PRESSURE ASSEMBLAGES IN SHOCKED MARTIAN SHERGOTTITES: CONSTRAINTS TO EQUILIBRIUM PEAK SHOCK-PRESSURES AND CONSEQUENCES TO RADIOMETRIC AGES

5104
MINIMETEORITES FROM THE TRANSANTARCTIC MOUNTAINS

5365
DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR OBSERVATIONS OF THE 14 APRIL 2010 SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN METEORITE FALL

5357
IS THERE AN ET IN YOUR BACKYARD?

5085
THE MARIBO CM2 FALL: RADAR BASED ORBIT DETERMINATION OF AN UNUSUALLY FAST FIREBALL

5418
HISTORY OF THE METEORITE COLLECTION AT THE NEW ROBERT A. PRITZKER CENTER FOR METEORITICS AND POLAR STUDIES AT THE FIELD MUSEUM

5087
FORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF THE HIGHLY UNCONSOLIDATED ASTEROID 2008 TC3.

5309
BALLEN SILICA INDICATIVE OF HIGH SHOCK PRESSURES IN THE ANOMALOUS, METAL-RICH LARNED AUBRITE FROM CENTRAL KANSAS, USA

5378
NORTHWEST AFRICA 2828/AL HAGGOUNIA 001 IS A WEATHERED, UNEQUILIBRATED EL CHONDRITE: TRACE ELEMENT AND PETROLOGIC EVIDENCE

5409
TERRESTRIAL AGE, WEATHERING AGE, delta17-O AND MOSSBAUER STUDIES OF METEORITES FROM THE NULLARBOR, AUSTRALIA

5354
ARE MARTIAN METEORITES RBT 04261 AND RBT 04262 REALLY PAIRED? A PETROLOGIC AND GEOCHEMICAL STUDY

5299
METEORITE SEARCH IN ANTARCTIC BY THE 51ST JAPANESE ANTARCTIC RESEARCH EXPEDITION IN THE 2009-2010 FIELD SEASON

5248
MONNIG METEORITES FOR THE MASSES: EXTENDING PUBLIC OUTREACH TO HIGHER-EDUCATION

5380
CURATION OF ANTARCTIC METEORITES AT NASA JOHNSON SPACE CENTER

5222
THE FIRST GEORGIA-AREA TEKTITE FOUND IN SOUTH CAROLINA

5001
NATIVE SILVER IN A METEORITE

5162
A FIREBALL AND AT LEAST THREE DISTINCT METEORITES ON THE BORDER BETWEEN BRAZIL AND URUGUAY

5165
THE USE OF THE BRAZILIAN CARNAUBA WAX AS A PROTECTIVE COATING TO PREVENT CORROSION OF METEORITES AFFECTED BY CHLORIDES

There are many, many more various abstracts in this Volume No. 45 – SUPPLEMENT, and each is important and interesting in their own right, but the above list is just my personal collection of those that I want to read first. Hope this list will get you started on your own summer-vacation reading, and that it will help you find your own “personal-favorite” abstracts.


References:

Link to the website for the 2010 New York (July 26-30th):
73rd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society

Link to the website with the latest issue of: MAPS Vol. 45 – Supplement – 2010 July
The M&PS - SUPPLEMENT issue.

My previous articles can be found *HERE*

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Robert Verish
Bob is a retired aerospace engineer living in Southern California, and has been recovering meteorites from the Southwest U.S. Deserts since 1995.
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