Historical Detection of Atmospheric Impacts by Large Bolides Using Acoustic‐Gravity Waves a

  title={Historical Detection of Atmospheric Impacts by Large Bolides Using Acoustic‐Gravity Waves a},
  author={Douglas Orson Revelle},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • D. Revelle
  • Published 1 May 1995
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
ABSTRACT: During the period from about 1960 to the early 1980's a number of large bolides (meteor‐fireballs) entered the atmosphere which were sufficiently large to generate blast waves during their drag interaction with the air. For example, the remnant of the blast wave from a single kiloton class event was subsequently detected by up to six ground arrays of microbarographs which were operated by the U.S. Air Force during this presatellite period. Data have also been obtained from other… 

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