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Catalogue of Meteorites from South America

  • Rogelio Daniel Acevedo
  • Maximiliano C.L. Rocca
  • Víctor Manuel García

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Rogelio Daniel Acevedo, Maximiliano C. L. Rocca, Víctor Manuel García
    Pages 1-5
  3. Rogelio Daniel Acevedo, Maximiliano C. L. Rocca, Víctor Manuel García
    Pages 7-34
  4. Rogelio Daniel Acevedo, Maximiliano C. L. Rocca, Víctor Manuel García
    Pages 35-37
  5. Rogelio Daniel Acevedo, Maximiliano C. L. Rocca, Víctor Manuel García
    Pages 39-64
  6. Rogelio Daniel Acevedo, Maximiliano C. L. Rocca, Víctor Manuel García
    Pages 65-123
  7. Rogelio Daniel Acevedo, Maximiliano C.L. Rocca, Víctor Manuel García
    Pages 125-129
  8. Rogelio Daniel Acevedo, Maximiliano C. L. Rocca, Víctor Manuel García
    Pages 131-132
  9. Rogelio Daniel Acevedo, Maximiliano C. L. Rocca, Víctor Manuel García
    Pages 133-134
  10. Rogelio Daniel Acevedo, Maximiliano C. L. Rocca, Víctor Manuel García
    Pages 135-138
  11. Rogelio Daniel Acevedo, Maximiliano C.L Rocca, Víctor Manuel García
    Pages 139-140
  12. Rogelio Daniel Acevedo, Maximiliano C.L. Rocca, Víctor Manuel García
    Pages 141-143
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 145-147

About this book

Introduction

The first Catalogue of Meteorites from South America includes new specimens never previously reported, while doubtful cases and pseudometeorites have been deliberately omitted.

The falling of these objects is a random event, but the sites where old meteorites are found tend to be focused in certain areas, e.g. in the deflation surfaces in Chile’s Atacama Desert, due to favorable climate conditions and ablation processes.

Our Catalogue provides basic information on each specimen like its provenance and the place where it was discovered (in geographic co-ordinates and with illustrative maps), its official name, its classification type (class, and if applicable, weathering grade and shock stage), if it was seen falling or was found by chance, its total mass or weight, the institution where it is held, and the most important bibliographic references about it.

Keywords

Catalogue Meteorites South America

Authors and affiliations

  • Rogelio Daniel Acevedo
    • 1
  • Maximiliano C.L. Rocca
    • 2
  • Víctor Manuel García
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro Austral de Investigaciones CientíficasTierra del FuegoArgentina
  2. 2.The Planetary SocietyBuenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Centro Austral de Investigaciones CientíficasTierra del FuegoArgentina

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