CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 24, year: 1994
- Author(s): CEVOLANI, G.; HAJDUKOVA, M.; FOSCHINI, L.; TRIVELLONE, G.
- Journal: Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnate Pleso,
vol. 24, p. 117-124.
- Date: 08/1994
- Title: The spectacular airburst over Lugo (Italy) on January 19, 1993
- Keyword(s): METEORS, BOLIDE
- Pages: 117 -- 124
The paper deals with the spectacular fireball observed on January 19, 1993
and ending with an explosion approximately over the town Lugo (44 degrees 25'N,
11 degrees 54.6'E).It is shown that the phenomenon was caused by a low density
meteoroid entering the Earth's atmosphere at a hypersonic velocity. The shock
waves recorded at six seismic stations are shown to be of infrasonic type
generated after the blast at the height of about 30 km. The accurate
determination of the epicentre by a computer program facilited the search of
vaporized and recondensed microremnants of the cosmic body.
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