The Mjølnir Impact Event and its Consequences

Geology and Geophysics of a Late Jurassic/Early Cretaceous Marine Impact Event

  • Filippos Tsikalas
  • Henning Dypvik
  • Morten Smelror
Part of the Impact Studies book series (IMPACTSTUD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Henning Dypvik, Morten Smelror, Atle Mørk, Filippos Tsikalas
    Pages 1-22
  3. Henning Dypvik, Morten Smelror, Atle Mørk, Filippos Tsikalas, Jan Inge Faleide, Stephanie C. Werner et al.
    Pages 23-45
  4. Filippos Tsikalas, Jan Inge Faleide, Steinar Thor Gudlaugsson, Olav Eldholm
    Pages 47-73
  5. Filippos Tsikalas, Jan Inge Faleide, Stephanie C. Werner, Trond Torsvik, Steinar Thor Gudlaugsson, Olav Eldholm
    Pages 75-137
  6. Henning Dypvik, Morten Smelror, Atle Mørk, Stephanie C. Werner, Trond H. Torsvik
    Pages 139-174
  7. Henning Dypvik, Morten Smelror, Atle Mørk, Filippos Tsikalas
    Pages 175-194
  8. Valery Shuvalov, Henning Dypvik, Filippos Tsikalas
    Pages 195-209
  9. Roy H. Gabrielsen, Henning Dypvik, Valery Shuvalov
    Pages 211-228
  10. Filippos Tsikalas, Jan Inge Faleide
    Pages 229-256
  11. Sylfest Glimsdal, Geir K. Pedersen, Hans P. Langtangen, Valery Shuvalov, Henning Dypvik
    Pages 257-271
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 273-318

About this book

Introduction

The Mjølnir impact structure was recognized in 1993 and included in the Earth Impact Database in 1996, based on the discoveries of unequivocal meteorite impact indicators such as shocked quartz, Ir-enrichments, possible glass remnants, fragments of nickel-rich iron oxides, in addition to the convincing complex crater shape of the structure. This book presents the geological and geophysical history of the Barents Sea region along with the discovery of the Mjølnir impact crater. We place the Mjølnir event into the geological framework of the region and present elaborative numerical models of its formation and associated tsunami generation. The book represents an update and synthesis as well as the complete compilation of the Mjølnir crater studies.

Keywords

Geology Geophysics Impact Numerical Simulation The Mjølnir Impact Event

Editors and affiliations

  • Filippos Tsikalas
    • 1
  • Henning Dypvik
    • 2
  • Morten Smelror
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. GeologyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Dept. GeologyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  3. 3.(NGU)Geological Survey NorwayTrondheimNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-88260-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-88259-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-88260-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-8338
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