Bombarded Britain: A Search For British Impact Structures (For the Us & Can and Revised ed.)

Bombarded Britain: A Search For British Impact Structures (For the Us & Can and Revised ed.)

By: Richard Stratford (author)Hardback

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This book describes a search for geological evidence of meteorite impact structures in Britain. The statistics of impact structures indicate that Britain should have Phanerozoic impact structures up to tens of kilometres in diameter. A constant theme is the importance of atmospheric break-up of small asteroids and comets. These fragmenting bodies produce anomalously shallow craters with low rims and central peaks; three British structures of this type are identified.Analysis of fireball statistics implies that damaging fireball explosions occur over the British Isles on a time-scale of decades. On a time-scale of millennia, however, more damage is done by Atlantic impact tsunami.


Impacts and Geology: A Curious Omission; Of Calculations and Craters; The Search for Impact Structures; The Shetland Craters; Midlands Geology; The Ashby Structure; The Charnwood Circles; The Midlands Basin - A Cometary Impact Structure?; The Herefordshire Domes; The Rochford Basin - A Digression into Essex; Gabbro, Granite and Grampians; Other Circular Structures; Impacts in History?: Of Small Craters and Airbursts; Levin-Bolt and Blast; Dozmary Pool; British Atlantis.

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  • ISBN13: 9781860943560
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9781860943560
  • ISBN10: 186094356X
  • edition: For the Us & Can and Revised ed.

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