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Biospheric effects of a large extraterrestrial impact

Biospheric effects of a large extraterrestrial impact

case study of the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary crater : FY 1993 progress report

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Published by Geo Eco Arc Research, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in La Canada, CA, [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementKevin O. Pope.
Series[NASA contractor report] -- NASA CR-195827., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-195827.
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17790424M
OCLC/WorldCa32374797

An impact event is a collision between astronomical objects causing measurable effects. Impact events have physical consequences and have been found to regularly occur in planetary systems, though the most frequent involve asteroids, comets or meteoroids and have minimal impact. When large objects impact terrestrial planets like the Earth, there can be significant physical and biospheric.   Adam Frank’s new system classifies planets based on their ability to generate free energy. This system is composed of five levels, from a Class I planet (far left) that does not have an atmosphere to a Class V planet (far right) where an energy-intensive species establishes a sustainable version of the biosphere.

origin, whether terrestrial or extraterrestrial); and biospheric transformation. Controversy and a paucity of identified materials makes this list hypothetical; certainly it is not complete, because extra terrestrial collisions, small or large, must convey many lost effects. Before long, for example, it will be difficult to detect. active involvement of a large number of people. The book’s production has truly actions is large. To cope with or adapt to global change is an extraterrestrial impact by either an asteroid or comet (Alvarez et al. ; Shukolyukov and LugmairFile Size: 13MB.

@article{osti_, title = {CONCENTRATION OF CESIUM BY ALGAE}, author = {Williams, L G and Swanson, H D}, abstractNote = {The adsorption-absorption of Cs/sup / by algae is of interest because Cs/sup / of the critical fission products in power reactor wastes and atomic weapon fall-out. It is well known that plankton takes up radioactivity in fairly high . A global catastrophic risk is a hypothetical future event with the potential to inflict serious damage to human well-being on a global scale. [2] Some such events could destroy or cripple modern , even more severe, scenarios threaten permanent human extinction. [3] These are referred to as existential risks.. Natural disasters, such as supervolcanoes and asteroids, .


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Get this from a library. Biospheric effects of a large extraterrestrial impact: case study of the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary crater: FY progress report.

[Kevin Odell Pope; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. Get this from a library. Biospheric effects of a large extraterrestrial impact: case study of the cretaceous/tertiary boundary crater, Fy progress report.

[Kevin O Pope; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. An impact event is a collision between astronomical objects causing measurable effects. Impact events have physical consequences and have been found to regularly occur in planetary systems, though the most frequent involve asteroids, comets or meteoroids and have minimal effect.

When large objects impact terrestrial planets such as the Earth, there can be significant physical and biospheric. Kevin O. Pope has written: 'Biospheric effects of the Chicxulub impact and their role in the Cretaceous/Tertiary mass extinction' -- subject(s): Aerosols, Cretaceous-Tertiary.

Biospheric effects of the Chicxulub impact and their role in the Cretaceous/Tertiary mass extinction annual report, NASA contract NASW [Washington, DC: Springfield, Va: National Aeronautics and Space Administration ; National Technical Information Service, distributor.

MLA Citation. Pope, Kevin O. and United States. When large objects impact terrestrial #planets such as the #Earth, there can be significant physical and biospheric consequences, though #atmospheres mitigate many surface impacts through.

Approximately 30% of the animal and plant species Biospheric effects of a large extraterrestrial impact book were alive during the cretaceous survived into the Tertiary.

This includes some mammals, crocodilians, birds, snakes, insects and even tree. Some major environmental effects caused by a large-scale impact event (~10 8 Mt) and some estimated durations. Solid lines are periods that are reasonably well constrained. The biosphere (from Greek βίος bíos "life" and σφαῖρα sphaira "sphere"), also known as the ecosphere (from Greek οἶκος oîkos "environment" and σφαῖρα), is the worldwide sum of all can also be termed the zone of life on Earth, a closed system (apart from solar and cosmic radiation and heat from the interior of the Earth), and largely self-regulating.

Large impact events have occurred throughout geologic history on the Earth and some of the proposed deleterious effects to the terrestrial environment are generic to very large impact events; for example, dust loading of the atmosphere (Alvarez et al., ; Toon et al., ), shock heating of the atmosphere resulting in nitric acid rain Cited by: The human noosphere has had an impact on the planet that is geological in nature, causing species wide extinctions and unprecedented climate change, not to mention depletion of vital resources like rain forests, oil, plankton, and coral reefs.

From the definition of the biospheric transformation into a noosphere, it must be concluded that. # or2 # meteorite# asteroid An impact event is a collision between astronomical objects causing measurable effects.[1] Impact events have physical consequences and have been found to.

The Earth Impact Database is a database of confirmed impact structures or craters on Earth. It was initiated in by the Dominion Observatory, Ottawa, under the direction of Dr.

Carlyle S. Beals. Sinceit has been maintained as a not-for-profit source of information at the Planetary and Space Science Centre at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. Impact research efforts to date have focused mainly on describing and process modeling the relatively well-preserved largest impact structure, Manicouagan (.

The Greeks at one time also knew Boötes as the Bear Watcher, or Bear Guard because he seems to chase Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, the Great and Small Bears, across the sky. Boötes is also called the Herdsman because is seems to hold the leashes of the Hunting Dogs, the constellation Canes mythology has many stories about the origin of Boötes.

His most recent work values the impacts of greenhouse gases, including the effects of climate change on agriculture, forests, water resources, energy, and coasts. This research carefully integrates adaptation into impact assessment and has recently been extended to developing countries around the world.

Of special interest are a detailed comparison with other terrestrial and extraterrestrial craters, plus a conceptual model and computer simulation of the impact.

The extensive illustrations include more than line drawings and core photographs. Galán, R.E. Ferrell, in Developments in Clay Science, Extraterrestrial Impactites and Martian Clays.

The Earth was the target of impact and cratering by more than extraterrestrial bolides from its beginning. Alteration of the target rock was produced by the high temperatures and pressures generated upon impact and subsequent hydrothermal alteration.

The committee was charged with addressing issues of biological risks on Mars from two perspectives: (1) ensuring the safety of astronauts operating on the surface of Mars and (2) ensuring the safety of Earth 's biosphere with respect to potential back-contamination by a Martian organism from returning human missions.

Impact craters range from small, simple, bowl-shaped depressions to large, complex, multi-ringed impact basins. Meteor Crater is a well-known example of a small impact crater on Earth. An impact event is a collision between. Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook.

If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF."Highest concentrations of extraterrestrial impact materials occur in the Great Lakes area and spread out from there," Kennett said.

"It would have had major effects on humans. Immediate effects would have been in the North and East, producing shockwaves, heat, flooding, wildfires, and a reduction and fragmentation of the human population.".The book concludes with an evaluation of possible causes of the K–T boundary event and its effects on floras of the past and present.

This book is written for researchers and students in paleontology, botany, geology and Earth history, and everyone who has been following the course of the extinction debate and the K–T boundary paradigm by: