Worlds in Interaction: Small Bodies and Planets of the Solar System

Proceedings of the Meeting “Small Bodies in the Solar System and their Interactions with the Planets” held in Mariehamn, Finland, August 8–12, 1994

  • H. Rickman
  • M. J. Valtonen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. John J. Matese, Patrick G. Whitman, Kimmo A. Innanen, Mauri J. Valtonen
    Pages 7-12
  3. Piotr A. Dybczyński, Halina Pretka
    Pages 13-18
  4. A. A. Mülläri, V. V. Orlov
    Pages 19-23
  5. Paul R. Weissman
    Pages 25-30
  6. V. V. Emel’yanenko, M. E. Bailey
    Pages 35-40
  7. J. Q. Zheng, M. J. Valtonen, S. Mikkola, M. Korpi, H. Rickman
    Pages 45-50
  8. Claude Froeschlé, Elena Lega
    Pages 51-56
  9. M. E. Bailey
    Pages 57-68
  10. Fred L. Whipple
    Pages 69-78
  11. E. K. Kührt, H. U. Keller
    Pages 79-89
  12. Max K. Wallis, Sirwan Al-Mufti
    Pages 91-97
  13. J. Knollenberg, E. Kührt, H. U. Keller
    Pages 103-112
  14. Karen J. Meech, Harold A. Weaver
    Pages 119-131
  15. Mario Menichella, Paolo Paolicchi, Paolo Farinella
    Pages 133-149
  16. Patrick Michel, Christiane Froeschlé, Paolo Farinella
    Pages 151-164
  17. Hiroshi Kinoshita, Hiroshi Nakai
    Pages 165-173
  18. Miloš Šidlichovský, David Nesvorný
    Pages 175-178
  19. T.-Y. Huang, K. A. Innanen, C.-B. Wang, Z.-Y. Zhao
    Pages 179-183
  20. Marek Banaszkiewicz, Hans Rickman
    Pages 203-210
  21. I. N. Belskaya, D. F. Lupishko, A. N. Dovgopol
    Pages 215-218
  22. C.-I. Lagerkvist, Å Claesson
    Pages 219-223
  23. J. C. Brandt, M. F. A’hearn, C. E. Randall, D. G. Schleicher, E. M. Shoemaker, A. I. F. Stewart
    Pages 243-249
  24. A. Milani, A. Villani, M. Stiavelli
    Pages 257-262
  25. Syuzo Isobe, Makoto Yoshikawa
    Pages 263-266
  26. C.-I. Lagerkvist, O. Hernius, M. Lindgren, G. Tancredi
    Pages 267-274
  27. D. I. Steel
    Pages 279-292
  28. W. M. Napier
    Pages 301-304
  29. P. B. Babadzhanov
    Pages 305-310
  30. Bo Å. S. Gustafson, Larsg G. Adolfsson
    Pages 327-332
  31. L. J. Pesonen
    Pages 377-393

About these proceedings


Planet Earth is part of our Galactic environment, not just the product of it, and it is still today influenced by phenomena related to Galactic forces. Specifically, our planet is affected by its near environment, in particular the small bodies in the Solar System. This book reviews the processes which cause the collisions of these small bodies with the Earth as well as the consequences of such collisions. The various articles take the reader through the Galaxy-Solar System connection to the orbital dynamics of the small bodies and to their number and distribution in near-Earth space. The hazards of the impacts of small bodies on Earth are evaluated, and the geophysical records of such impacts are discussed. The book takes the reader to the forefront of research on both impact cratering and the origin and evolution of small bodies in the Solar System. Thus it brings together two subjects, geophysics and astronomy, which are usually discussed in separate volumes but are closely knit together in this particular area of research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. Rickman
    • 1
  • M. J. Valtonen
    • 2
  1. 1.Uppsala UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Tuorla ObservatoryFinland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6578-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0209-1
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