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Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica

A Personal Account (Studies in Polar Research)

by William A. Cassidy

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  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geochemistry,
  • Meteors,
  • Mineralogy,
  • U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites Project,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Astronomy - General,
  • Science / Astronomy,
  • Meteorites,
  • Antarctica,
  • U.S. Antarctic Search for Mete

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages364
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7734563M
    ISBN 100521258723
    ISBN 109780521258722


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Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica by William A. Cassidy Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book, Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica, by William Cassidy, is a unique and and Antarctica book departure from the rest of the Cambridge meteorite series because it showcases our humanity and curiosity in addition to the meteorites and the science.

This is not your typical book on meteorites or, for that matter, on Antarctica, or on glacial ice/5(7). Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Bill Cassidy led meteorite recovery expeditions in the Ant /5.

Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica is a lovely blend of science and personal stories that covers the remarkable feat of organizing a yearly two month expedition in deep field camp in Antarctica.

he has captured the essence of the expedition from the scientific goals and objectives, to the incredible personal experience of living and working in the harshest environment this planet. Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica / William Cassidy.

– (Studies in polar research) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 1. U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites Project. Meteorites – Antarctica. Title. Series. QBA6 C37 –dc21 isbn Hardback. Part I. Setting the Stage: 1.

Antarctica and the National Science Foundation; 2. How the project began; 3. The first three years; 4. Later years of the ANSMET Program; 5. Alone (or in small groups); Part II.

ANSMET Pays Off: Field Results and their Consequences: 6. Mars on the ice; 7. Meteorites from the Moon; 8. How, and where in the Solar System?; Part III.

Has it Cited by: 9. Bill Cassidy led meteorite recovery expeditions in the Antarctic for fifteen years and his searches have resulted in the collection of thousands of meteorite specimens from the ice.

This personal account of his field experiences on the U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites Project reveals the influence the work has had on our understanding of the moon, Mars and the asteroid Cited by: 9.

Meteorites that fall in the zones of accumulation of the ice sheets of Antarctica are buried in the snow and are incorporated into the ice sheet where they are largely protected from : William A.

Cassidy. This book offers tragically fascinating insights into what Antarctica is telling us about climate change and, through the ice-cores taken, the climate history of the earth back through millennia.

This book A fantastic read; well written, accessible and offers a sensible, narrative tour of such an enigmatic continent/5. This book, Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica, by William Cassidy, is a unique and interesting departure from the rest of the Cambridge meteorite series because it showcases our humanity and curiosity in addition to the meteorites and Ice science.

This is not your typical book on meteorites or, 4/5(1). You’d expect a personal account of hunting meteorites in Antarctica, written by the genial American scientist who founded the NSF-sponsored ANSMET (Antarctic Search for Meteorites) program back into be filled with good stories and firsthand history.

Bill Cassidy led meteorite recovery expeditions in the Antarctic for fifteen years and his searches have resulted Meteorites the collection of thousands of meteorite specimens from the ice. This personal account of his field experiences on the U.S.

Antarctic Search for Meteorites Project reveals the influence the work has had on our understanding of the moon, Mars and the asteroid 4/5(1). Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica is a lovely blend of science and personal stories that covers the remarkable feat of organizing a yearly two month expedition in deep field camp in Antarctica Author: William A.

Cassidy. A systematic search for meteorites was carried out in the vicinity of Frontier Mountain in Antarctica. The meteorite fragments found appeared to have been wind-blown across the blue-ice Author: Matthew Genge.

When meteorites fall onto a large area of inland Antarctica, the subsequent ice flow dynamics direct many of them to localized surface regions called meteorite stranding zones (MSZs) Cited by: 7.

This book presents a summary of the geology of the Transantarctic Mountains for Earth scientists who may want to work there or who need an overview of the geologic history of this region. In addition, the properties of the East Antarctic ice sheet and of the meteorites that accumulate on its surface are treated in separate chapters.

The presentation ends with the Cenozoic. The US funded collection and curation of Antarctic meteorites, or the US Antarctic Meteorite program, is a cooperative effort among NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and ANSMET, and the Smithsonian Institution (SI). The NSF has decades of experience exploring this harsh environment, and provides support for field research and collection.

Meteorites, ice, and Antarctica, by William A. Cassidy Meteorites, ice, and Antarctica, by William A. Cassidy Genge, Matthew within a group of meteorite hunters on the polar plateau (Consolmagno ).

Cassidy always keeps his narrative some distance from his tent mates or party members. Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica: A Personal Account. Antarctica is a meteorite-hunter's dream: its cold, dry climate preserves the space rocks, which are swept along in glacial flows and then accumulate in becalmed areas of the ice cap.

Something was concentrating meteorites on the ice in Antarctica, but he "could think of no mechanism that would concentrate meteorites, much less one that would be unique to Antarctica." After the talk, Cassidy talked to Dr. Shima, who told him that the glaciologists had in fact found nine meteorites, "and superficial examination suggested they were all different.".

Get this from a library. Meteorites, ice, and Antarctica. [W A Cassidy] -- "Bill Cassidy led meteorite recovery expeditions in the Antarctic for 15 years. His searches resulted in the collection of thousands of meteorite specimens from the ice.

This fascinating story is a. Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica — A Personal Account by William A. Cassidy, University of Pittsburgh, pages, 9 1/4” X 6 1/4”, hardback.

ISBN Bill Cassidy led meteorite recovery expeditions in the Antarctic for fifteen years and his searches have resulted in the collection of thousands of meteorite specimens from the ice.

“Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica -- A Personal Account” by William A. Cassidy, University of Pittsburgh, pages, 9 1/4” X 6 1/4”, hardback. ISBN Bill Cassidy led meteorite recovery expeditions in the Antarctic for fifteen years and his searches have resulted in the collection of thousands of meteorite specimens from.

ANSMET (Antarctic Search for Meteorites) is a program funded by the Office of Polar Programs of the National Science Foundation that looks for meteorites in the Transantarctic Mountains. This geographical area serves as a collection point for meteorites that have originally fallen on the extensive high-altitude ice fields throughout on: Department of Earth, Environmental.

Title: Book Review: Meteorites, ice, and Antarctica. A personal account / Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,XIV+ pp., ISBN The two most important reasons why meteorite hunting in some parts of Antarctica is so productive are: 1) ice movements, and, 2) ablation. The ice of the Antarctic continent is in motion.

The ice grows thicker in some areas from snow accumulation, then it slowly flows away from those areas under its own weight. This book presents a summary of the geology of the Transantarctic Mountains for Earth scientists who may want to work there or who need an overview of the geologic history of this region.

In addition, the properties of the East Antarctic ice sheet and of the meteorites. develop technology to locate meteorites buried within ice and trial this technology in a field setting; recover and classify meteorites samples from Antarctica, and use these samples to test key questions about the origin and evolution of the Solar System.

Meteorite samples and dummy landmines on map of Antarctica [Image: UoM]. The Hunt For Meteorites Begins In Antarctica Each winter, a team of scientists sets out on a search for those rare shooting stars that make it to the ground instead of burning up in the sky.

There. When meteorites fall onto a large area of inland Antarctica, the subsequent ice flow dynamics direct many of them to localized surface regions called meteorite stranding zones (MSZs) concentration phenomenon (see Supplementary Note 1) allows for efficient human-led recovery missions 2,3: up until Decembers meteorites (official approved names of Cited by: 7.

About 98% of Antarctica is covered by the Antarctic ice sheet, a sheet of ice averaging at least km ( mi) thick. The continent has about 90% of the world's ice (and thereby about 70% of the world's fresh water). If all of this ice were melted, sea levels would rise about 60 m ( ft).Area: 14, km² (5, sq mi).

ANSMET team members pull a Martian meteorite from the ice in Antarctica. (Christine Floss) The ANSMET team scours the polar ice fields in snowmobiles looking for : Jay Bennett. A once-tropical paradise, Antarctica is now coated by way of an enormous ice sheet spanning 98% of its floor.

Since it have been rediscovered inthis southernmost landmass turned into a topic of intrigue international, with international’s superpowers appearing an remarkable want to keep this desolate land.

Meteorites, Ice, And Antarctica (eBook): Cassidy, W. Please note that all WPL locations are closed Indefinitely. All overdue and checked out materials and holds will be extended indefinitely.

Unlikely as it may seem Antarctica is the best place on earth from which to study space, whether looking up through clear, calm, dry and empty winter skies, to making a giant neutrino detector or for finding meteorites that the ice gathers together and then highlights as dark against white.

Meteorites cluster in Antarctica because of the dynamics of the ice sheet: When a space rock falls on the continent, it gets covered with snow and becomes one with the ice. Often, the ice flows. This book presents a summary of the geology of the Transantarctic Mountains for Earth scientists who may want to work there or who need an overview of the geologic history of this region.

In addition, the properties of the East Antarctic ice sheet and of the meteorites that accumulate on its surface are treated in separate chapters.

A hidden reserve of iron-rich meteorites which could hold secrets to the formation of the solar system may be hidden beneath the surface of the Antarctic ice. The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica by Stephen J. Pyne University of Iowa Press, A lyrical essay on Antarctic ice in all its myriad forms, with complementary chapters on Antarctic.

While meteorites fall in a random fashion all over the globe, the East Antarctic ice sheet is a "desert of ice," a stark scene that enhances the likelihood of finding meteorites, which are usually. [Images of the Antarctic meteorite.] More t meteorites have been found in Antarctica, but only 30 bigger than 40 pounds (18 kg).

The big meteorite found in Antarctica. Antarctic meteorite, any of a large group of meteorites that have been collected in Antarctica, first by Japanese expeditions and subsequently by U.S.

and European teams since the discovery of meteorite concentrations there in Although meteorites fall more or less uniformly over Earth’s surface, many that fall in Antarctica are frozen into its ice sheets, which slowly flow.

Meteorites are also easier to locate in Antarctica partly because of the contrast between dark rocks and white ice sheet, says Ralph Harvey, principal investigator of the U.S.-led Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program.

And since few rocks naturally form on the ice sheets, the majority of Antarctic rocks collected are : Brenda Poppy. Scientists are scouring the remote Antarctic ice cap for rare meteorites chock-full of iron and holding secrets to the history of our solar system going back some billion years.