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Guidebook to the Geology of Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona (a.k.a. Meteor Crater)
by David A. Kring
©2007, Lunar and Planetary Institute
LPI Contribution No.

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Front matter (695 K)

Chapter 1:  Introduction (2.9 MB)

Chapter 2:  Target Sequence (11.3 MB)

Chapter 3:  Barringer Meteorite Impact Crater (12.5 MB)

Chapter 4:  Shock Metamorphism (2.1 MB)

Chapter 5:  Crater Rim Uplift and Crater Wall Collapse (3.6 MB)

Chapter 6:  Overturned Rim Sequence (9.3 MB)

Chapter 7:  Distribution of Ejecta (8.7 MB)

Chapter 8:  Projectile (2.8 MB)

Chapter 9:  Trajectory (355 K)

Chapter 10:  Energy of Impact (399 K)

Chapter 11:  Age of the Crater (353 K)

Chapter 12:  Environmental Effects of the Impact (4.7 MB)

Chapter 13:  Post-Impact Lake (352 K)

Trail Guides:  Aerial View and Trail Guide Routes (3.7 MB)

Chapter 14:  Crater Rim East Trail Guide (35 MB)

Chapter 15:  Crater Floor Trail Guide (52.5 MB)

Bibliography (377 K)

See also:

A 3D anaglyph of Meteor Crater

Airborne LiDAR of Meteor Crater and the Surrounding Landscape

Laser Scanning of Meteor Crater's Interior and Western Ejecta Field

Landsat Images of Meteor Crater

SEBASS Data for Meteor Crater

QuickBird Satellite Imagery

A 3D Flyover of Meteor Crater

Integrated ArcGIS-compatible Meteor Crater Map Package

Strike and Dip Data for Sedimentary Bedding Planes and Fracture Systems at Meteor Crater

MODIS Satellite Imagery

Geologic Map of Meteor Crater

Space Shuttle and International Space Station Images of Meteor Crater

Laboratory Exercise:  Using ISS Image to Measure Crater Depth and Rim Height

Meteorological Measurements of Atmospheric Conditions at Meteor Crater

Controversy and Enlightenment:  The Works of Grove Karl Gilbert and Daniel Moreau Barringer

Classic Geologic Guidebook by Eugene M. Shoemaker and Susan W. Kieffer

Animations of the Impact Blast Zone