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The Resource Chicxulub : The Story of the Largest Known Asteroid to Hit the Earth

Chicxulub : The Story of the Largest Known Asteroid to Hit the Earth

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Chicxulub : The Story of the Largest Known Asteroid to Hit the Earth
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Chicxulub
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The Story of the Largest Known Asteroid to Hit the Earth
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Chicxulub : The Story of the Largest Known Asteroid to Hit the Earth
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Chicxulub : The Story of the Largest Known Asteroid to Hit the Earth
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Contents
  • Preface: About the Book -- A Note from the Author (David Shonting) -- A Note from the Coauthor (Cathy Ezrailson) -- Dedication -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- Abbreviations, Notation, and Metric Units -- Prologue: The Arrival -- 1: The Orbiting Objects -- The Asteroids -- Asteroid Impacts: It's All About Kinetic Energy -- On Kinetic Impacts -- The Barringer Impact Crater -- The Tunguska Explosion -- On the Probabilities of Asteroid-Earth Collisions -- Other Objects of Concern -- References -- 2: The Tale of Chicxulub -- The Alvarez Discovery: The Origin of the K-Pg Boundary -- On the Size of the Asteroid -- Conclusions of the Alvarez Study -- Found: A Crater -- Found: Tektites in Haiti -- A Fortuitous Geology Conference -- Geophysical Gravity and Seismic Data -- Bore Hole and Crater Stratigraphy -- Evidence of Ejecta in the K-Pg Boundary -- Arroyal Membral, Northeast Mexico -- Brazos River, Texas -- Dogie Creek, Wyoming -- A Typical Deep Ocean Core Through the K-Pg Boundary -- Other Attributes of the Crater Target Zone -- The Impact Effects of a Deeper Gulf -- Effects of High Sulfates in Deep Target Rocks -- Reaffirming the Effects of the "Alvarez Asteroid" -- Chicxulub's Single Event-Caused Extinction: The Deniers -- References -- 3: A Scenario for the Chicxulub Impact and Energies -- The Ancient Gulf of Mexico: A Little History -- Chicxulub's Atmospheric Entry: The Sonic Boom -- Impact and Explosion -- The Seismic Waves -- Explosion, Ejecta and Fall-Out -- An Undersea Nuclear Explosion as an Analogy of Chicxulub -- The Chicxulub Crater Formation: A Model -- The Great Explosion Cavity -- Today's Crater -- On Impact and Volcanic Craters -- References -- 4: The Chicxulub Tsunami -- Tsunami Generation: The Three Modes -- A Primer on Tsunamis: Wave Basics -- Refraction: Navigator of Tsunamis -- Tsunami Waves Coming Ashore: Run-up
  • The Cortes Bank -- The Indonesian Earthquake Tsunami: 2004 -- The Tsunami at Unimac Island, Aleutians -- The Great East Japan Earthquake Tsunami: 2011 -- The La Palma Volcano Collapse Tsunami: A Model -- The 1950DA Ocean Impact Tsunami: A Model -- The Chicxulub Impact Tsunami -- The Chicxulub Tsunami's "Edgerton Effect" -- Chicxulub's Spreading Waves and their Global Reach -- References -- 5: Long Term Global Effects -- Oceanographic Chaos: Creation of the Hot Toxic Sea -- Ocean Stability Effects -- The Long Dark "Nuclear" Winter -- The Long "Greenhouse" Summer -- Damage to the Biosphere -- References -- Erratum -- Epilogue: Possible Chicxulub Effects on the Path of Human Evolution -- Reference -- Additional Resources -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5
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