Comet : An Interdisciplinary Approach by Peter T. Bobrowsky, Hans Rickman

By Peter T. Bobrowsky, Hans Rickman

Leading experts in numerous disciplines have been first invited to a multidisciplinary workshop funded by way of ICSU at the subject to achieve a greater appreciation and viewpoint near to comet/asteroid affects as seen by way of assorted disciplines. This quantity presents an important hyperlink among numerous disciplines and comet/asteroid impacts.

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Basic observation and theory. Meteor 29:155–181 Stöffler D, Avermann M, Bischoff L, Brockmeyer P, Buhl D, Deutsch A, Lakomy R, Müller-Mohr V (1994) The formation of the Sudbury structure, Canada: Towards a unified impact model. Geol Soc Amer Sp Paper 293:303–318 Stothers RB (1993) Impact cratering at geologic stage boundaries. Geophys Res Lett 20: 887–890 Stothers RB, Rampino MR (1998) Periodicity in flood basalts, mass extinctions and impacts: A statistical view and a model. Geol Soc Amer Sp Paper 247:9–18 Swindle TD, Kring DA (2001) Cataclysm + cold comets = lots of asteroid impacts.

Stöffler and Hornemann 1972; Langenhorst and Deutsch 1994). Maskelynite, diaplectic plagioclase glass (Fig. 3), is the most common example from terrestrial rocks. Diaplectic glasses of quartz (Fig. 3; Chao 1967) and of alkali feldspar (Bunch 1968) also occur. 3 High-Pressure Polymorphs Shock can produce metastable high-pressure polymorphs, such as stishovite and coesite from quartz (Chao et al. 1962; Langenhorst 2002), and cubic and hexagonal diamond from graphite (Masaitis 1998; Langehorst 2002).

Diaplectic glasses of quartz (Fig. 3; Chao 1967) and of alkali feldspar (Bunch 1968) also occur. 3 High-Pressure Polymorphs Shock can produce metastable high-pressure polymorphs, such as stishovite and coesite from quartz (Chao et al. 1962; Langenhorst 2002), and cubic and hexagonal diamond from graphite (Masaitis 1998; Langehorst 2002). Coesite and diamond are also products of high-grade metamorphism but the paragenesis and the geological setting are 9 10 Richard A. F. Grieve · David A. Kring Fig.

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