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Papers presented to the Conference on Large Body Impacts and Terrestrial Evolution : Geological, Climatological, and Biological Implications : October 19-22, 1981, Snowbird, Utah

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dc.coverage.spatial Earth
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-03T22:07:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-03T22:07:50Z
dc.date.issued 1981
dc.identifier.citation Papers Presented to the Conference on Large Body Impacts and Terrestrial Evolution: Geological, Climatological, and Biological Implications: October 19-22, 1981, Snowbird, Utah, 1981. LPI contribution. Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas.
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11753/1280
dc.description.abstract The effects of large impacts on the environment are discussed and include thermal effects, atmospheric effects, changes in ocean temperatures, and geomagnetic anomalies. Biological factors such as extinction and increases in mutation development were investigated. Geological anomalies studied include stratigraphic gaps, extinction of entire boundary layers from the geological record, and geochemical oddities. Evidence was examined for impact cratering throughout the world. en
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored by Lunar and Planetary Institute, National Academy of Sciences en
dc.description.tableofcontents PARTIAL CONTENTS: Thermal effects of large impacts / E.S. Gaffney--Laboratory simulation of pelagic asteroid impact / D.E. Gault and C.P. Sonett--Reduction of photosynthetically active radiation under extreme stratospheric aerosol loads / S.A.W. Gerstl and A. Zardecki--Possible correlation between tektite falls and other events / B.P. Glass--The record of large scale impact on Earth / R.A.F. Grieve--The southern Gulf of St. Lawrence as an impact structure: A preliminary investigation / J.B. Hartung--Paleoclimatic significance of high iridium concentrations in Pleistocene deep-sea sediments / J.D. Hays--Land plant change across the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary / L.J. Hickey--Large body impact and the pre-Cambrian: Need for multiple origins of life? / R.C. Hoagland--Scaling considerations for kilometer-sized impactors / K.A. Holsapple--Atmospheric effects of large-body impacts: The first few minutes / E.M. Jones, M.T. Sandford, II, and R.W. Whitaker--Graded extinctions related to broad environmental deterioration in the Cretaceous / E.G. Kauffman--A large-scale positive-gravity anomaly in northeastern North America: Possible evidence for large-scale meteorite impact / J.S. Klasner, W.F. Cannon, and K.J. Schulz--Geochemical evidence for major accretion events / F.T. Kyte and J.T. Wasson.
dc.format.extent ix, 69 pages
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lunar and Planetary Institute en
dc.relation.ispartofseries LPI contribution ; no. 449
dc.relation.ispartofseries NASA contractor report ; 164880
dc.subject Paleogeography--Congresses en
dc.subject Meteorites--Congresses en
dc.subject Paleoclimatology--Congresses en
dc.subject Meteorite craters--Congresses en
dc.title Papers presented to the Conference on Large Body Impacts and Terrestrial Evolution : Geological, Climatological, and Biological Implications : October 19-22, 1981, Snowbird, Utah en
dc.type Book en


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