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Introduction

The book provides a general introduction to impact stratigraphy, with emphasis on the recognition of distal impact ejecta in the field, by focusing on the impactoclastic layers of the Umbria-Marche sequence in Central Italy, with an almost perfect stratigraphic record over the last 200 million years. A general introduction to impact cratering and a discussion of distal ejecta and impact layers around the world is followed by a detailed description of the record of the impact of extraterrestrial bodies in sediments of the Umbria-Marche Apennines. The volume is of interest to a diverse audience in the geological and planetary sciences, ranging from (upper) undergraduate to research level. The bookcan also be used by students and researches as a field guide to some of the most important Italian impact layers.

Keywords

K-T boundary Sediment Umbria-Marche sequence ejecta impacts stratigraphy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/BFb0010313
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66368-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48366-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series Online ISSN 1613-2580
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