Search for dissertations about: "micrometeorites"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the word micrometeorites.

  1. 1. The micrometeorite flux to Earth through the Phanerozoic Eon : Reconstructed using sediment-dispersed extraterrestrial spinels

    Author : Ellinor Martin; Kärnfysik; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; chromite; chrome spinel; micrometeorites; Phanerozoic; asteroid breakup; ordinary chondrites; 3He anomalies; lunar impacts; ice age; impact craters; zircons;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to add an astronomical component to the history and evolution of Earth by reconstructing the micrometeorite flux to Earth at different time intervals during the Phanerozoic Eon, using sediment-dispersed extraterrestrial spinel group minerals as a proxy. Chromite and chrome spinel are common refractory members of the spinel group, occurring in both extraterrestrial and terrestrial rocks. READ MORE