Refinements and developments on the stratospheric dust database and classification scheme

Mackinnon, I.D.R. & McKay, D.S. (1986) Refinements and developments on the stratospheric dust database and classification scheme. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas, USA, pp. 510-511.

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Greater than 750 individual particles have now been selected from collection flags housed in the JSC Cosmic Dust Curatorial Facility and most have been documented in the Cosmic Dust Catalogs [1]. As increasing numbers of particles are placed in Cosmic Dust Collections, and a greater diversity of particles are introduced to the stratosphere through natural and man-made processes (e.g. decaying orbits of space debris [2]), there is an even greater need for a classification scheme to encompass all stratospheric particles rather than only extraterrestrial particles. The fundamental requirements for a suitable classification scheme have been outlined in earlier communications [3,4]. A quantitative survey of particles on collection flag W7017 indicates that there is some bias in the number of samples selected within a given category for the Cosmic Dust Catalog [5]. However, the sample diversity within this selection is still appropriate for the development of a reliable classification scheme. In this paper, we extend the earlier works on stratospheric particle classification to include particles collected during the period May 1981 to November 1983.

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ID Code: 58806
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: stratospheric dust classification, cosmic dust collection, particle morphology, bulk chemistry, bimodal distribution
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > GEOLOGY (040300) > Extraterrestrial Geology (040302)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1986 Lunar and planetary Institute.
Deposited On: 03 Apr 2013 00:05
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2013 17:53

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