Response to Sub-Critical Cosmic Impacts
M. B. Gerrard; J. L. Remo (1999), JBIS, 52, 115-120Refcode
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. 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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