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Den Mama
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Interesting map new
      #5702744 - 02/26/13 11:56 PM

Meteorite strikes map

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careysub
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Re: Interesting map new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5703653 - 02/27/13 02:48 PM

Indeed, here is the actual map:
http://osm2.cartodb.com/tables/2320/public#/map

(The small repro in the article leaves off Antarctica, plus you can scroll around and enlarge as you desire).

The better collecting fields are quite evident.

Are there good candidate collecting fields that are still relatively unexamined?


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Re: Interesting map new [Re: careysub]
      #5703794 - 02/27/13 04:20 PM

Great stuff! Thanks for the links.

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Glassthrower
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Re: Interesting map new [Re: darklighteditor]
      #5704665 - 02/28/13 01:46 AM

Indeed, the map basically depicts the areas with highest recovery rates. The central US, Saharan Africa, Australia, etc. In recent years, increased awareness and the spread of technology into remote areas has greatly improved the recovery rates. For over two decades now, meteorites have been pouring out the Sahara. In the NWA dense collection area, they are harvesting a "crop" of meteorites that has accumulated over many thousands of years. Once these are gone, it will take a very long long time for those kinds of numbers to replenish via the average annual fall rate.

It's interesting too see it depicted on a neat map like that.


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Mister T
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Re: Interesting map new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5704784 - 02/28/13 06:46 AM

there's a big hole around my home.

Means we are due for a big one!!

I am also due to win the lottery...


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Re: Interesting map new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5704935 - 02/28/13 09:07 AM

Quote:

Meteorite strikes map




Thanks, Carol...

Davio R.


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csa/montana
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Re: Interesting map new [Re: sealevel]
      #5705358 - 02/28/13 01:32 PM

You're welcome, Davio; I found the map very interesting!

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careysub
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Re: Interesting map new [Re: careysub]
      #5706468 - 03/01/13 12:21 AM

I downloaded the data from the table view; a real goldmine of information!

It has 34,514 rows. Would this be a count of all known unique meteor falls? (At least according to the official enumeration rules.)

Edited by careysub (03/01/13 12:37 AM)


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sealevel
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Re: Interesting map new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5708764 - 03/02/13 12:45 PM

Quote:

You're welcome, Davio; I found the map very interesting!





Me too!!!

Davio R.


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PhilCo126
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Re: Interesting map [Re: sealevel]
      #5716455 - 03/06/13 01:51 PM

I still prefer the maps by Galactic-Stone: Meteorite Falls Saharan Desert and Meteorite Falls USA

Still awaiting such a Meteorite Falls map for Australia


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