Australites and Antarctica

  title={Australites and Antarctica},
  author={Ruth A. M. Schmidt},
  pages={443 - 444}
A meteorite crater in the Wilkes Land region of Antarctica has been postulated as an explanation of the origin of australites. Geophysical data suggest that such a feature may have been located. 

No giant meteorite crater in Wilkes Land, Antarctica

Schmidt (1962) suggested that a large gravity anomaly in Wilkes Land, Antarctica, was caused by the impact of a huge meteorite and that the impact was also the australite source predicted by Barnes

Tektites probably wholly terrestrial and related to continental movement

Summary The four groups of tektites are now widely regarded as the product of splash from a meteoritic or cometary impact melt of terrestrial rock. They include two groups (Moldavites and Ivory Coast

The Wilkes Land Anomaly: Evidence for a possible hypervelocity impact crater

An unusual assemblage of geological and geophysical anomalies in Wilkes Land, Antarctica, suggests that these features may owe their origin to hypervelocity impact by an extraterrestrial body. The

Provenance of Pleistocene sediments from Site U1359 of the Wilkes Land IODP Leg 318 – evidence for multiple sourcing from the East Antarctic Craton and Ross Orogen

Abstract Site U1359 is located on the eastern levée of the Jussieau submarine channel on the Wilkes Land margin, East Antarctica. The upper approximately 60 m of the sediment core records more than

New clues from Earth’s most elusive impact crater: Evidence of reidite in Australasian tektites from Thailand

Australasian tektites are enigmatic drops of siliceous impact melt found in an ~8000 × ~13,000 km strewn field over Southeast Asia and Australia, including sites in both the Indian and Pacific

Meteorites on Ice

The ice sheets of East and West Antarctica collect ­meteorites and other kinds of particles that fall to the Earth from space. Most of the meteorites that impact on the Earth fall into the oceans

The Wilkes Land Anomaly revisited

Abstract The Wilkes Land Gravity Anomaly, first reported in 1959–60, is located in northern Victoria Land in the Pacific Ocean sector of East Antarctica, 1400 km west of the Ross Sea and centred at

On the detection of the Wilkes Land impact crater

The definitive existence of a giant impact crater, two times larger than the Chixulub crater in the Yucatan peninsula, from an extraterrestrial origin, 1.6 km beneath Wilkes Land, East Antarctica,



Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911–14

  • Environmental Science
  • 1926
IN view of the connexion between ionisation in the upper atmosphere and the. propagation of radio waves, special interest is likely to be taken at present in observations of the aurora and related

The use of gravity methods to study the underground structure and impact energy of meteorite craters

Gravity data have been used to calculate the mass deficiency and hence the amount of shattered rock under the Deep Bay, Brent, and Holleford craters. The results show good agreement with the crater

Joint report by Western Oil and Gas Association and the Los Angeles County Air Pollution Control District

  • 1961

I confirmed the absence of tektites in these areas through correspondence with representatives of various geological surveys

    Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14 Ser. A

    • 1918

    Museum Victoria No

      The atmospheric photooxidation of trans-2-butene and nitric oxide

      • Chemical Reactions in the Lower and Upper Atmosphere
      • 1960