[meteorite-list] International Conference: 100 Years Since Tunguska Phenomenon - Past, Present and Future

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 15:32:26 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <200712282332.PAA12250_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


International Conference
"100 years since Tunguska phenomenon: Past, present and future"

June 26-28, 2008.
Moscow, Russia
The Conference is organized by

* Russian Academy of Sciences - Institute for Dynamics of Geospheres
* Lomonosov Moscow State University - Sternberg Astronomical Institute,
  Institute of Mechanics
* Meteorite Committee of Russian Academy of Sciences


The Conference is devoted to the 100-year anniversary of the Tunguska
phenomenon. The purpose of the conference is to integrate the efforts of
inter-disciplinary experts in understanding the Tunguska event and
similar impact phenomena.

Problems for discussion

100 years since the Tunguska event

1. Mathematical modeling of trajectory, dynamics and explosion of
   Tunguska cosmic object
2. Search of material of Tunguska object
2.1. Analysis of particles in soil, tree trunks and resin
2.2. Separation of cosmic dust input and aerosol sources from the background
3. Effects of global scale
3.1. Light nights
3.2. Ionosphere perturbations
3.3. Search of anomalies in Arctic and Antarctic
4. Regional and local effects
4.1. Analysis of eyewitness reports
4.2. Study of tree fall and state of forest after the Tunguska event
4.3. Investigation of magnetic properties and thermoluminescense of soil
and rocks at the site
5. Ecological consequences of the Tunguska event. Genetic aspect of the
6. Historical, ethnographic and sociological issues connected with the
Tunguska catastrophe

Exploration of asteroids and comets

1. Significance of exploration of asteroids and comets for understanding
   of evolution of the Solar System and exoplanetary systems
2. Problems of origin and evolution of comets and asteroids
3. Studies of minor bodies of the Solar System (asteroids, comets,
   meteoroids) by means of spacecrafts

Hazards due to comets and asteroids

1. The role of the Tunguska event in the problem of asteroidal and
   cometary hazards
2. Investigation of impact craters on the Earth and other bodies of the
   Solar System
3. Means of mitigation of asteroidal and cometary hazards
Received on Fri 28 Dec 2007 06:32:26 PM PST

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