[meteorite-list] Predicted terrestrial temps of fallen mets

From: Kevin Kichinka <marsrox_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 17:24:47 +0300
Message-ID: <CANDn_7F00TPfnnHHZPXHwgUy9SCAB-9BaGLRKzXeJmJXmwEh7Q_at_mail.gmail.com>

Team Meteorite:

Although having been subscribed to the m-list for almost twenty years, I
don't recall ever seeing a rigorous mathematical analysis predicting
possible parameters for surface temperatures of meteorites picked up soon
after they fall.

I admit to wondering still how the resultant 'equilibrium temperature' of
the freshly fallen meteorite relates to the apparent 'surface temperature',
i.e. how hot or cold the chondritic meteorite will feel in your hand
moments after landing. Do we know this?

Rob's work considers the parent bodies' albedo while various scenarios are
offered factoring in the objects shape in space, orbit and distance from
the sun. Taken together, he's brought clarity to a topic that has puzzled
the field forever.

Fantastic contribution Rob!

Kevin Kichinka
Santiago de Puriscal , Costa Rica
"The Art of Collecting Meteorites" available on Amazon and Nook
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