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On the frequency of the superfireballs: more than 150 years of reports

@article{Zamora2015OnTF,
  title={On the frequency of the superfireballs: more than 150 years of reports},
  author={Sandra Zamora and F. Oca{\~n}a and Alejandro S'anchez de Miguel and Maruvska Mole},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2015}
}
  • Sandra Zamora, F. Ocaña, +1 author Maruvska Mole
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
  • Superfireballs are rare phenomena for which the reports are scarce and the estimation of their abundance has a huge margin of uncertainty. As a citizen science project we have gathered >500 reports from newspapers in the 1850-2000 period. This database shows how some superfireball abundances are constant during the period, though the reference newspapers have changed in the last two centuries. We have tentatively related some fireball sources to well-known meteor showers (Perseids, Geminids and… CONTINUE READING