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The density and mass distribution of meteoritic bodies in the neighborhood of the Earth's orbit

Brown, Harrison (1960) The density and mass distribution of meteoritic bodies in the neighborhood of the Earth's orbit. Journal of Geophysical Research, 65 (6). pp. 1679-1683. ISSN 0148-0227. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20141110-121220124

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Abstract

A study of the frequency of meteorite falls in areas which have been highly populated throughout the last century indicates that the average rate of fall of meteorites on the earth probably lies between 0.32 and 1.0 falls/year 10^6 km^2. The frequency of fall as a function of type and mass has been studied, and it is shown that the distribution curves for stones and irons have similar shapes. The curves are also remarkably similar to those observed for asteroids. The observed relationships are used to calculate the impact frequency of meteoritic particles upon the earth and moon as a function of their size.


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Additional Information:Copyright 1960 by the American Geophysical Union. (Manuscript received March 31, 1960.) This paper was presented at the symposium conducted by the Committee on Space Research of the International Council of Scientific Unions at Nice, France, on January 11, 1960. This material, together with other papers presented at the Symposium, will appear in a volume to be published by the North-Holland Publishing Co., Netherlands. Brown, H. (1961), Addendum: The density and mass distribution of meteoritic bodies in the neighborhood of the Earth's orbit, J. Geophys. Res., 66(4), 1316–1317, doi:10.1029/JZ066i004p01316.
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Official Citation:Brown, H. (1960), The density and mass distribution of meteoritic bodies in the neighborhood of the Earth's orbit, J. Geophys. Res., 65(6), 1679–1683, doi:10.1029/JZ065i006p01679.
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