Leonid Storm Research

  • Peter Jenniskens
  • Frans Rietmeijer
  • Noah Brosch
  • Mark Fonda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Peter Jenniskens, Steven J. Butow, Mark Fonda
      Pages 1-26
    2. Marvin H. Treu, Simon P. Worden, Michael G. Bedard, Randall K. Bartlett
      Pages 27-38
  3. Astrobiology

    1. Peter Jenniskens, Mike A. Wilson, Dennis Packan, Christophe O. Laux, Charles H. Krüger, Iain D. Boyd et al.
      Pages 57-70
    2. Richard L. Rairden, Peter Jenniskens, Christophe O. Laux
      Pages 71-80
    3. George S. Rossano, Ray W. Russell, David K. Lynch, Ted K. Tessensohn, David Warren, Peter Jenniskens
      Pages 81-92
    4. Olga P. Popova, Svetlana N. Sidneva, Valery V. Shuvalov, Alexandr S. Strelkov
      Pages 109-128
    5. Didier Despois, Philippe Ricaud, Nicolas Lautié, Nicola Schneider, Thierry Jacq, Nicolas Biver et al.
      Pages 129-140
    6. Nikolai N. Kiselev, Klaus Jockers, Vera K. Rosenbush
      Pages 141-148
  4. Comet Dust Trail: Meteoroid Stream Dynamics

    1. Esko J. Lyytinen, Tom Van Flandern
      Pages 149-166
    2. P. Brown, M. D. Campbell, K. J. Ellis, R. L. Hawkes, J. Jones, P. Gural et al.
      Pages 167-190
    3. Peter Jenniskens, Chris Crawford, Steven J. Butow, David Nugent, Mike Koop, David Holman et al.
      Pages 191-208
    4. Peter S. Gural, Peter Jenniskens
      Pages 221-247
    5. James F. Pawlowski, Thomas T. Hebert
      Pages 249-256
    6. Alex Mikishev, Anna Levina
      Pages 257-263
    7. Giordano Cevolani, Giuseppe Pupillo, Anton Hajduk, Vladimir Porubčan
      Pages 265-276
    8. Hans Betlem, Peter Jenniskens, Pavel Spurný, Guus Docters Van Leeuwen, Koen Miskotte, Casper R. Ter Kuile et al.
      Pages 277-284
    9. Juraj Tóth, Leonard Kornoš, Vladimir Porubčan
      Pages 285-294
    10. Marc C. De Lignie, Marco Langbroek, Hans Betlem, Pavel Spurný
      Pages 295-304
    11. Peter Jenniskens, David Nugent, Ed Tedesco, Jayant Murthy
      Pages 305-312
  5. Meteoroid Composition and Ablation

    1. J. Mayo Greenberg
      Pages 313-324
    2. Frans J. M. Rietmeijer, Joseph A. Nuth III
      Pages 325-350
    3. Ian S. Murray, Martin Beech, Michael J. Taylor, Peter Jenniskens, Robert L. Hawkes
      Pages 351-367
    4. Shinsuke Abe, Hajime Yano, Noboru Ebizuka, Jun-Ichi Watanabe
      Pages 369-377
    5. Michael J. Taylor, Larry C. Gardner, Ian S. Murray, Peter Jenniskens
      Pages 379-389
    6. Elchanan Almoznino, Jeremy M. Topaz
      Pages 391-398
  6. Meteor Afterglow and Persistent Trains

    1. Jiří Borovička, Peter Jenniskens
      Pages 399-428
    2. Peter Jenniskens, Matt Lacey, Beverley J. Allan, Daniel E. Self, John M. C. Plane
      Pages 429-438
    3. Ray W. Russell, George S. Rossano, Mark A. Chatelain, David K. Lynch, Ted K. Tessensohn, Eric Abendroth et al.
      Pages 439-456
    4. Peter Jenniskens, David Nugent, John M. C. Plane
      Pages 471-488
  7. Meteoroid Debris

    1. Nina Mateshvili, Iuri Mateshvili, Giuli Mateshvili, Lev Gheondjian, Zurab Kapanadze
      Pages 489-504
    2. Frans J. M. Rietmeijer, Peter Jenniskens
      Pages 505-524
  8. Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere

    1. Joseph Kristl, Mark Esplin, Thomas Hudson, Michael Taylor, Carl L. Siefring
      Pages 525-534
    2. Colin Price, Moshe Blum
      Pages 545-554
    3. Josef Höffner, Cord Fricke-Begemann, Ulf Von Zahn
      Pages 555-564
    4. Werner Singer, Peter Hoffmann, Nicholas J. Mitchell, Christoph Jacobi
      Pages 565-574
  9. Impacts on the Moon

    1. Luis R. Bellot Rubio, Jose L. Ortiz, Pedro V. Sada
      Pages 575-598
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 599-606

About this book


This book will appeal to all researchers that have an interest in the current Leonid showers. It contains over forty research papers that present some of the first observational results of the November 1999 Leonid meteor storm, the first storm observed by modern observing techniques. The book is a first glimpse of the large amount of information obtained during NASA's Leonid Multi-Instrument Aircraft Campaign and groundbased campaigns throughout the world. It provides an excellent overview on the state of meteor shower research for any professional researcher or amateur meteor observer interested in studies of meteors and meteoroids and their relation to comets, the origin of life on Earth, the satellite impact hazard issue, and upper atmosphere studies of neutral atom chemistry, the formation of meteoric debris, persistent trains, airglow, noctilucent clouds, sprites and elves.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Jenniskens
    • 1
    • 4
  • Frans Rietmeijer
    • 2
  • Noah Brosch
    • 3
  • Mark Fonda
    • 1
  1. 1.NASA Ames Research CenterMoffet FieldUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Meteoritics, Department of Earth and Planetary SciencesUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.The Wise Observatory and the School of Physics and Astronomy, Beverly and Raymond Sackler Faculty of Exact SciencesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  4. 4.SETI InstituteUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5624-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2071-7
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