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Search for And Recovery Of Meteorites (SAROM)

Controlled search of a location most likely to provide some meteorite samples will be undertaken, in the hope of locating some that, if located, will be returned to the UK for examination and analysis to determine content and classification.

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Starts
2019-07-15

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2020-08-31

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Project type

  • field work

Discipline

  • space physics

Project Keywords

  • solid earth / rocks/minerals / minerals/crystals

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Summary

A series of projects being undertaken in the proximity to Friedrichbreen presents a good access opportunity to examine the possibility of meteorite deposition as a consequence of glacial retreat. The dynamics and relative predictability of moving ice have long been recognised as beneficial to the recovery of meteorites (especially in antarctica, which yields more meteorite ‘finds’ than anywhere else in the world). Friedrichbreen is an ideal glacier for a search and recovery exercise as several glaciers feed into it, each possibly transporting meteorites which may have landed over significantly differing time spans. In addition, the snout of this glacier is presently receding over land, which affords the opportunity of searching using standardised meteorite recovery methods.

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