Shock Metamorphism of Terrestrial Impact Structures and its Application in the Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Arnold Gucsik


Impact Crater Impact Structure Hugoniot Elastic Limit Shock Metamorphism Target Rock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnold Gucsik
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  1. 1.Max Planck Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Geochemie, Joh.-J.-Becherweg 27UniversitätcampusGermany

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