The Kosice meteorite fall: Recovery and strewn field

Toth, J.; Svoren, J.; Borovicka, J.; Spurny, P.; Igaz, A.; Kornos, L.; Veres, P.; Husarik, M.; Zoza, J.; Kucera, A.; Zigo, P.; Gajdos, S.; Vilagi, J.; Capek, D.; Krisandova, Z.; Tomko, D.; Silha, Jiri; Schunova, E.; Bodnarova, M.; Buzova, D.; ... (2015). The Kosice meteorite fall: Recovery and strewn field. Meteoritics & planetary science, 50(5), pp. 853-863. Meteoritical Society at the University of Arkansas, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry 10.1111/maps.12447

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We provide the circumstances and details of the fireball observation, search expeditions, recovery, strewn field, and physical characteristics of the Kosice meteorite that fell in Slovakia on February 28, 2010. The meteorite was only the 15th case of an observed bolide with a recovered mass and subsequent orbit determination. Despite multiple eyewitness reports of the bolide, only three videos from security cameras in Hungary were used for the strewn field determination and orbit computation. Multiple expeditions of professionals and individual searchers found 218 fragments with total weight of 11.3 kg. The strewn field with the size of 593 km is characterized with respect to the space distribution of the fragments, their mass and size-frequency distribution. This work describes a catalog of 78 fragments, mass, size, volume, fusion crust, names of discoverers, geographic location, and time of discovery, which represents the most complex study of a fresh meteorite fall. From the analytical results, we classified the Kosice meteorite as an ordinary H5 chondrite.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Astronomy

UniBE Contributor:

Silha, Jiri

Subjects:

500 Science > 520 Astronomy

ISSN:

1086-9379

Publisher:

Meteoritical Society at the University of Arkansas, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Language:

English

Submitter:

Alessandro Vananti

Date Deposited:

15 Dec 2015 08:21

Last Modified:

15 Dec 2015 08:21

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/maps.12447

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.73940

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/73940

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