Asteroid Craters

  • Martin MeschedeEmail author
  • Laurence N. Warr
Part of the Regional Geology Reviews book series (RGR)


An asteroid struck the southern Swabian Alb in the Middle Miocene resulting in two craters: the Nördlinger Ries and the Steinheim Basin. The consequences of this impact and the rocks produced by the shock metamorphism are described in this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geography and GeologyUniversity of GreifswaldGreifswaldGermany

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