[meteorite-list] New post: Probable meteorite fall at Whitmire, SC in February

From: Matson, Robert D. <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:59:08 -0700
Message-ID: <7C640E28081AEE4B952F008D1E913F1705BCE4AC_at_0461-its-exmb04.us.saic.com>

Hi Marc,

Just a quick comment on your recent post about the Whitmire, SC, fall on
February 13th earlier this year. You posted:

> For one, this event "slipped through the cracks" before Galactic
> LLC was formed. Now that this work is underway as a subscription-based
> effort, it allows us to dedicate the time necessary to properly write
> up events like this in the future.

The "slipped through the cracks" phrase might mislead some into thinking
that no prior recognition or analysis of this fall has been done, when
in fact a significant expenditure of manhours and financial resources
have gone into it. If you missed Bob Verish's write-up in Meteorite
it is well worth reading as it includes a wealth of information that has
been collected and analyzed for this fall: radar data, witness reports
and interviews, Stuart McDaniel's all-sky camera recording,
data, upper atmospheric winds, and "boots on the ground" descriptions
and photos of the ground conditions:


Bob, Nick, myself and no doubt others certainly welcome the addition of
your expertise to the analysis of this event.

Best wishes! --Rob
Received on Tue 24 Jul 2012 02:59:08 PM PDT

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