What can Meteoroid Streams Tell us About the Ejection Velocities of Dust from Comets

  • I. P. Williams
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Abstract

The parent bodies of a number of major meteoroid streams are not in doubt and the orbits of these parents are also well determined. For these major streams individual orbits for a significant number of member meteoroids have also been determined. There is a significant spread in the determined values of the semi-major axis of individual meteoroids in a particular stream and this paper assumes that this spread is caused primarily by a variation in the ejection process and draws conclusions regarding the value of the ejection velocities from this.

Keywords

Radiation Pressure Orbital Parameter Heliocentric Distance Parent Body Gravitational Perturbation 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. P. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Astronomy Unit, Queen Mary and Westfield CollegeLondonEngland, UK

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