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Luminescence and radiocarbon dating as tools for the recognition of extraterrestrial impacts

Published Online: 28 Jan 2011
Volume & Issue: Volume 38 (2011) - Issue 1 (March 2011)
Page range: 50 - 54
Journal Details
License
Format
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1897-1695
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04 Jul 2007
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1 time per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Extraterrestrial events and the extraterrestrial origin of both material and impact forms were recognized in the Morasko, Kaali and Przełazy shallow geological profiles by means of luminescence and radiocarbon dating as well as the frequency of magnetic spherules. The obtained results provide a promising tool for proving theat extraterrestrial events affected characteristic lithological and morphological environmental features.

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