南の果てに隕石を求めて  [in Japanese] Looking for Meteorites on the South Pole  [in Japanese]

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Author(s)

    • 矢内 桂三 YANAI Keizo
    • 岩手大学工学部建設環境工学科 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University

Abstract

For the recent 30 years, about 20 thousand specimens of extraterrestrial material so called "Antarctic meteorites" recovered from the South Pole region as results of numerous meteorite search expeditions of the most US and Japan. Japan now keeps almost 10 thousand Antarctic meteorite specimens and it is the one of the biggest collection of meteorites in the world. The collection are distributing to researchers as unique and important research materials under the Japanese Antarctic meteorite distribution system during the last 30 years. The Antarctic meteorites have been giving a strong impact to the planetary sciences especially meteorite studies in Japan and world. However, Antarctic meteorites have been recovered under unpredicable hand condition such as very low temperature (under -30℃) with strong wind at a very dangerous places where are numerous deep hidden crevasses. Auther report here some interesting activities and histories of Antarctic meteorite expeditions including most of Japan and US-Japan team led by author in the early stage of Antarctic meteorite search.

Journal

  • Chikyukagaku

    Chikyukagaku 33(3), 177-189, 1999

    The Geochemical Society of Japan

Cited by:  1

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110008679981
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00141280
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    0386-4073
  • NDL Article ID
    4839980
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZM41(科学技術--地球科学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z15-645
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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