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    Mathematical modelling of tektite formation
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    Pavel Kalenda, Petr Pecina
Other titles
    Mathematisches Modell für die Bildung von Tektiten
    Kalenda, Pavel
    Pecina, Petr
Source title - serial
    Zeitschrift für geologische Wissenschaften
    Vol. 30, no. 3
    p. 201-212
    1 obr., 4 diagr.
    1 obr., 4 diagr., 3 s. bibl.
    České, německé resumé
    Obsahuje bibliografické odkazy
    Zkr. název ser.: Z. geol. Wiss.
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Subject group
    jevy šokové
    kráter Ries
    kvartér Českého masivu
    model matematický
Geographical name
    Česká republika
Abstract (in english)
   The solution of the equation of motion of ablating bodies moving in the Earth's atmosphere which was tested numerically on the example of moldavites, revealed that the density and mass distribution of tektites in particular strewn fields can be explained by the different trajectories of non-homogeneous target materials during their flight in the atmosphere. The mathematical model describes the basic physical principles of the tektite creation process. From this model follows from that the formation of tektites took place in conglomerates of many pieces of rock debris thrown up into the atmosphere after the impact, especially in the first (ascending) phase, during which the debris was heated through by atmospheric drag. The impact itself does not generate tektites but creates metamorphosed rocks and impact glasses in situ.
   To create tektites, it is necessary to throw up relatively large volume of material at a large velocity, so that part of the solid debris can penetrate through the troposphere into the stratosphere. The generation of tektites is determined mainly by the kinetic parameters of the impactor and the target material
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    5. 12. 2006
    24. 10. 2007
Import date
    8. 8. 2012