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Wabar [crater]
Basic information Name: Wabar [crater]
     This is a recognized impact crater name.

Observed fall: No
Age: poss. fell 1863
Country: Saudi Arabia
Recommended:  Impact Crater    [explanation]

Comments: From EIDB
Revised 17 Jan 2019: Position now refers to Philby B
Writeup from Earth Impact Database:
Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
D = 0.116 km, Age = 0.00014 Ma; exposed

Impact crater cited in the Earth Impact Database, maintained by the Planetary and Space Science Centre, University of New Brunswick, Canada. For photographs, maps, references, and other information, see the entry on the PASSC Website.

Crater locations from Gnos et al. (2013), Table 1:

Crater Latitude Longitude
Philby-A (center) 21°30.28′N 50°28.27′E
Philby-B (center) 21°30.20′N 50°28.36′E
11 m crater (center) 21°30.275′N 50°28.295′E

Note from Editor: Comparison of the above data with maps in Philby (1933) and Wynn (2002) gives the following refined coordinates for the two named craters (see Geography section below):

Crater Latitude Longitude
Philby-A (center)  21°30.2623'N  50°28.2575'E
Philby-B (center)  21°30.1930'N  50°28.3520'E
  • Gnos E., Hofmann B. A., Halawani M.A., Tarabulsi Y., Hakeem M., Al shanti M., Greber N.D., Holm S., Alwmark C., Greenwood R.C., and Ramseyer K. (2013) The Wabar impact craters, Saudi Arabia, revisited. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 48, 2000-2014. (link)
  • Philby H.S.B. (1933) The Empty Quarter: Being a Description of the Great South Desert of Arabia Known as Rub 'al Khali. Constable & CO. Ltd., London (link)
  • Wynn J.C. (2002) Mapping an iron-meteorite impact site with a magnetometer, and implications for the probability of acatastrophic impact on Earth. J. Env. Engr. Geophys 7, 143–150. (link)
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Saudi Arabia
     Recommended::   (21° 30' 12"N, 50° 28' 21"E)

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