Volume 418, Number 2, May I 2004
|Page(s)||751 - 758|
|Section||Planets and planetary systems|
|Published online||09 April 2004|
Model of the ablation of faint meteors
European Space Agency, ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, Noordwijk, 2201 AZ, The Netherlands
Corresponding author: M. D. Campbell-Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 27 January 2004
A model of meteor ablation in the atmosphere has been developed for meteoroids in the mass range 10-12 kg to kg (size range 10 μm to 2 mm). The model builds on the classical model of meteor ablation, and adds a thermal fragmentation mechanism. The goal of the model is to characterize the physical structure (fundamental grain sizes) and chemical composition of meteoroids.
Key words: solar system: general / earth / meteor, meteoroids
© ESO, 2004
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