1 October 1997 Influx of large meteoroids onto Earth
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Data on the influx of interplanetary bodies onto the Earth in the size range from millimeters to kilometers are derived from observations of meteors and bolides of smaller sizes and from Spacewatch discoveries of asteroids of larger sizes. Special attention is given to a new calibration of meteoroid masses. The latest published interpretation and calibration of the rate of discoveries of the Spacewatch asteroids is incorporated into the final flux curve. In the mass range from 10 exp 4 to 10 exp 7 kg, infrasound data are also discussed in some detail, and the resulting cumulative flux is given.
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Zdenek Ceplecha, Zdenek Ceplecha, "Influx of large meteoroids onto Earth", Proc. SPIE 3116, Small Spacecraft, Space Environments, and Instrumentation Technologies, (1 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.293336; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.293336
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