Assessment and Mitigation of Asteroid Impact Hazards

Proceedings of the 2015 Barcelona Asteroid Day

  • Josep M. Trigo-Rodríguez
  • Maria Gritsevich
  • Herbert Palme
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Josep M. Trigo-Rodríguez, Herbert Palme, Maria Gritsevich
    Pages 1-9
  3. Josep M. Trigo-Rodríguez, Iwan P. Williams
    Pages 11-32
  4. T. Santana-Ros, G. Dudziński, P. Bartczak
    Pages 55-71
  5. Marina Martínez-Jiménez, Carles E. Moyano-Cambero, Josep M. Trigo-Rodríguez, Jacinto Alonso-Azcárate, Jordi Llorca
    Pages 73-101
  6. Manuel Moreno-Ibáñez, Maria Gritsevich, Josep M. Trigo-Rodríguez
    Pages 129-151
  7. Maria Gritsevich, Vasily Dmitriev, Vladimir Vinnikov, Daria Kuznetsova, Valery Lupovka, Jouni Peltoniemi et al.
    Pages 153-183
  8. E. Blanch, Josep M. Trigo-Rodríguez, J. M. Madiedo, E. Lyytinen, M. Moreno-Ibáñez, M. Gritsevich et al.
    Pages 185-197
  9. Mar Tapia, Josep M. Trigo-Rodríguez
    Pages 199-218
  10. Carles E. Moyano-Cambero, Josep M. Trigo-Rodríguez, Eva Pellicer, Marina Martínez-Jiménez, Jordi Llorca, Narcís Metres et al.
    Pages 219-241
  11. Josep M. Trigo-Rodríguez, Toni Santana-Ros, Manuel Moreno-Ibáñez, Diego Rodríguez, Josep Sanz, Ivan Lloro et al.
    Pages 243-256

About these proceedings


This volume is a compilation of the research presented at the International Asteroid Day workshop which was celebrated at Barcelona on June 30th, 2015. The proceedings discuss the beginning of a new era in the study and exploration of the solar system’s minor bodies. International Asteroid Day commemorates the Tunguska event of June 30th, 1908. The workshop’s goal was to promote the importance of dealing proactively with impact hazards from space. Multidisciplinary experts contributed to this discussion by describing the nature of comets and asteroids along with their offspring, meteoroids. New missions to return material samples of asteroids back to Earth such as Osiris-REx and Hayabusa 2, as well as projects like AIM and DART which will test impact deflection techniques for Potentially Hazardous Asteroids encounters were also covered. 

The proceedings include both an outreach level to popularize impact hazards and a scientific character which covers the latest knowledge on these topics, as well as offering proposals of promising new techniques that will help gain new insights of the properties of these challenging bodies by studying meteoroids and meteorites. Asteroids, comets, meteoroids and meteorites are introduced with descriptions of their nature, origin, and solar system pathways.


Asteroids and Meteorites Deflection of Astroids Exploration of Minor Astronomical Bodies Ground-Based Study of Neos Hayabusa 2 Impact Hazard Meteor Impact Hazard on Earth Near Earth Asteroids Near Earth Object Dangers Osiris-Rex Possibility of Another Tunguska-Like Impact Relationship of Comets to Meteorites Technological Development in Asteroid Study Tunguska

Editors and affiliations

  • Josep M. Trigo-Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Maria Gritsevich
    • 2
  • Herbert Palme
    • 3
  1. 1.Campus UAB, 2a plantaInstitute of Space SciencesBellaterra BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Sektion MeteoritenforschungSenckenberg, Naturmuseum und ForschungsinstitutFrankfurtGermany

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