Variable Oort Cloud Flux due to the Galactic Tide

  • John J. Matese
  • Kimmo A. Innanen
  • Mauri J. Valtonen
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 261)


We review the subject of the time dependence of the component of Oort cloud comet flux due to the adiabatic Galactic tide, including the possibility of detecting such a signal in the terrestrial cratering record.


Semimajor Axis Galactic Disk Single Orbit Oort Cloud Large Crater 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John J. Matese
    • 1
  • Kimmo A. Innanen
    • 2
  • Mauri J. Valtonen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of LouisianaLafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Tuorla ObservatoryUniversity of TurkuPiikkiöFinland

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