© 2005

Impact Tectonics

  • Christian Koeberl
  • Herbert Henkel

Part of the Impact Studies book series (IMPACTSTUD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Impact Tectonics — General Aspects

  3. Structural and Tectonic Aspects of Impact Craters

    1. Christian Koeberl, Wolf Uwe Reimold, Jeff Plescia
      Pages 161-190
    2. Herbert Henkel, Väino Puura, Tom Flodén, Juho Kirs, Mare Konsa, Ulla Preeden et al.
      Pages 323-340
    3. Anto Raukas, J.-M. Punning, T. Moora, Ü. Kestlane, A. Kraut
      Pages 341-355
    4. Maurits Lindström, Jens Ormö, Erik Sturkell, Ilka von Dalwigk
      Pages 357-388
  4. Impact Studies by Numerical and Experimental Methods

    1. Valery Shuvalov, Jens Ormö, Maurits Lindström
      Pages 405-422
    2. Jan-Martin Hertzsch, Boris A. Ivanov, Thomas Kenkmann
      Pages 423-445
    3. John C. Weber, Christina Poulos, Raymond A. Donelick, Michael C. Pope, Nicole Heller
      Pages 447-466
    4. M.A. Sephton, C.V. Looy, H. Visscher, H. Brinkhuis, J.W. de Leeuw
      Pages 467-478

About this book


This volume is the latest of eight books as a result of the activities of the scientific program on ”The Response of the Earth System to Impact Processes” (IMPACT) of the European Science Foundation (ESF). The ESF is the European association of national funding organisations of fundamental research, with more than 60 member organisations from more than 20 countries. One of the main goals of ESF is to bring European scientists together to work on topics of common interest. The ESF IMPACT program deals with all aspect of impact research, mainly through the organisation of workshops, exchange program, short course, and related activities. An important aspect of the program is to stimulate interdisciplinary and international research. Impacts of asteroids or comets on the earth surface have played an important role in the evolution of the planet. The ESF IMPACT program is an interdisciplinary program aimed at understanding impact processes and their effect on the earth system, including environmental, biological, and geological changes, and consequences for the biodiversity of ecosystems. The key goal of the program, to comprehend the processes that are responsible for these interactions, has been met with by eight workshops and published proceedings from these. The workshop from which this volume resulted, was devoted to impact tectonic studies. It was located in the small town of Mora in the western part of the ring basin of the very large Siljan impact structure in Sweden.


Deformation Dike Economic Ecology Fracture Patterns Impact Mechanisms Pseudotachylite Formation Structural Geology tectonics

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Koeberl
    • 1
  • Herbert Henkel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geological SciencesUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Land and Water Resources EngineeringRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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From the reviews of the first edition:

"This book presents a wide-ranging view of some of the latest research into impacts and some useful reviews. … The book is richly illustrated throughout with pertinent photographs, maps, diagrams and graphs. … All of the articles are clearly written, contain good overviews of the related research literature and extensive and useful bibliographies. They will be of great value to research workers and graduate students. … It should attract a wide readership from among impact researchers worldwide … ." (Chris Hayward, Geological Magazine, Vol. 143, 2006)