Response to Sub-Critical Cosmic Impacts

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M. B. Gerrard; J. L. Remo (1999), JBIS, 52, 115-120

Refcode: 1999.52.115

Most literature on the effect of near earth object (NEO) impacts on our planet has focused on extinction-level events of the sort that apparently ended the Cretaceous era 65 million years ago, and that are likely to recur on the order of tens of millions of years[1]. However, subcritical events will occur with much greater frequency that may cause massive but mostly regional or localised damage. The question is, how does the world community prepare for a sub-critical NEO impact (SCI)?


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