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Title: The Chesapeake Bay Bolide: Modern Consequences of an Ancient Cataclysm
Url: https://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/epubs/bolide/index.html
Publisher: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Description: This report provides an overview of the Chesapeake Bay bolide and how it influenced the formation of the modern bay. Introductory material discusses what a bolide is, types of impact craters, and recent impacts that have generated public interest. The discussion continues with evidence of the late Eocene Chesapeake Bay impact, including seismic data, characteristic minerals, and the discovery of a large bed of rubble defined by core drilling. There is also discussion of how the impact might have influenced the location of the bay itself. Compressed, downloadable versions of the report are provided.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Meteors
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Meteors -- Remarkable meteors, fireballs
Science -- Geology -- History
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Science -- History
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Meteorites
Date Issued: 1997-07-24
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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Resource URL Clicks: 2
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