›Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution.
The process of impact cratering, its planetary effects, and its environmental implications have been the subject of four previous LMI conferences, which were hosted, respectively, in Sudbury, Canada (1992 and 1997); Nördlingen, Germany (2003); and the Vredefort Dome area in South Africa (2008). Since LMI IV, several major international drilling and field projects of terrestrial impact structures, as well as new spacecraft missions to the Moon, neighboring planets, asteroids, and comets, have begun to deliver important new insights into cratering processes within the solar system. LMI V will provide a forum for discussion of these results as well as recent advances based on experimental and numerical simulation studies.
Purpose and Scope
Potential topics include:
- Large Impact Basins: Their Formation, Structure, and Environmental Effects
- Model and Experimental Insights Into Cratering Processes
- Geochronology of Impact Events
- Case Study of the Sudbury Structure II
- Complex Impact Craters: Their Formation and Structure
- Impact Cratering on Mars
- Impactites: From Proximal to Distal