Announcement of a 1 day Workshop on Using Radar Imagery for Meteorite Fall Detection and Recovery

Conveners: Marc Fries and Mike Zolensky (NASA Johnson Space Center)
September 7, 2014 in Casablanca, Morocco (just prior to the 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society Meeting in Casablanca)

Weather radar imagery is a proven new means of locating fresh meteorite falls. In the United States, weather radars have assisted in the recovery of the Sutter’s Mill and Battle Mountain meteorite falls, as well as two more falls in Alabama and California within the past two years. This presents an important new opportunity, because weather radars are operated by national weather bureaus worldwide, who usually make their radar imagery available to the public. It should be possible for researchers around the world to use their local weather radar networks to locate meteorite falls. This workshop has the goal of teaching researchers how to analyze weather radar imagery in their own country for real-time meteorite fall information, thereby greatly increasing the recovery rate for new large meteorite falls.

For additional, continually updated information on this workshop please visit http://www.metsoc2014casablanca.org/workshops.php

Or email Marc Fries (marc.d.fries@nasa.gov) or Mike Zolensky (michael.e.zolensky@nasa.gov).

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