Bolide Airbursts as a Seismic Source for the 2018 Mars InSight Mission

  title={Bolide Airbursts as a Seismic Source for the 2018 Mars InSight Mission},
  author={Jennifer Stevanovi{\'c} and Nicholas A. Teanby and James Wookey and Neil D. Selby and Ingrid J. Daubar and Jeremie Vaubaillon and Rapha{\"e}l F. Garcia},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
In 2018, NASA will launch InSight, a single-station suite of geophysical instruments, designed to characterise the martian interior. We investigate the seismo-acoustic signal generated by a bolide entering the martian atmosphere and exploding in a terminal airburst, and assess this phenomenon as a potential observable for the SEIS seismic payload. Terrestrial analogue data from four recent events are used to identify diagnostic airburst characteristics in both the time and frequency domain.In… Expand
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