Cambridge-Conference Essays:


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CALENDARS, CHRONOLOGY & EXCEPTIONAL EVENTS

From Duncan Steel (03/04/99) <dis@a011.aone.net.au>

 


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CLIMATIC CHANGES IN PREHISTORY AND HISTORY

From Ken Hsu (03/25/99) <ken@erdw.ethz.ch>


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WAS THE MODERN UFO ERA IGNITED BY GLOWING METEOR-FIREBALL FRAGMENTS?
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Were Kenneth Arnold's UFOs Actually Meteor-Fireballs?

From Skeptics' UFO Newsletter #46: July 1997
http://site034145.primehost.com/articles/0697/arnold.htm

by Philip J. Klass,


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POST-LATE HEAVY BOMBARDMENT ASTEROID/COMET IMPACT RATES & OCEANIC
MEGA-IMPACTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR EPISODIC CRUSTAL EVOLUTION AND PLATE
TECTONICS


Andrew Glikson (05/14/99) <geospectral@spirit.com.au>


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THE DINOSAURS' BEQUEST

From Andrea Milani (05/21/99) <milani@dm.unipi.it>


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A FEW SMALL ODDS AND ENDS

From Bob Kobres (06/22/99/) <bkobres@arches.uga.edu>


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NEED FOR A NEW RISK ASSESSMENT FOR AIRBURST IMPACTS?

From Kjeld Engvild, Risoe National Laboratory (07/07/99) <kjeld.engvild@risoe.dk>


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DIARY OF A FIREBALL: OR HOW NOT TO DO SCIENCE

By Ian Griffin (07/14/99) <iang@stardome.org.nz>


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ASTEROIDS, COMETS, METEORS & LOST LUGGAGE: ED GRONDINE'S ACM DIARY

From E.P. Grondine (09/06/99) <epgrondine@hotmail.com>


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ASTEROIDS & TSUNAMI: GOOD NEWS & BAD

By Michael Paine (09/13/99) http://explorezone.com/columns/space/1999/september_tsunami.htm


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CATASTROPHES: THE DILUVIAL EVIDENCE

By Trevor Palmer, Nottingham Trent University, UK (10/28/99)

Paper presented at the SIS Silver Jubilee conference at Easthamstead Park, 19 September 1999


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A CAUSE AND SOLUTION FOR FERMI'S PARADOX

By Dr Michael Martin-Smith, BSc,MRCGP,FBIS, President of Space Age Associates, HULL, UK (11/09/99) <martin@miff.demon.co.uk>


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ON THE CAUSE OF ICE-AGES

By Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe (12/07/99)


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THOUGHTS AT THE START OF THE FALSE MILLENNIUM

By Brian G. Marsden (01/05/00) <bmarsden@cfa.harvard.edu>


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PLAUSIBILITY, SIGNIFICANCE & THE PANSPERMIA EPIDEMIC

By Jon Richfield (02/02/00) <jonr@iafrica.com>


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NEOS, PLANETARY DEFENSE AND GOVERNMENT - A VIEW FROM THE PENTAGON

By Brigadier General S. Pete Worden (02/07/00) <SimonP.Worden@pentagon.af.mil>


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DEFENDING EARTH: FACT VS FICTION

By Michael Paine (02/16/00) http://www.space.com/space/technology/asteroid_defense_000211.html


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From ASTRONOMY NOW, March 2000, pp. 53-55
http://astronomynow.com

IS THE EARTH DUE FOR ANOTHER CATACLYSMIC IMPACT? THE SEARCH FOR PAST
IMPACTS IS HELPING TO SAFEGUARD OUR FUTURE.


By Benny Peiser


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THE VIOLENT HABITAT OF EARLY TERRESTRIAL LIFE

By Andrew Glikson (03/13/00) <geospectral@spirit.com.au>


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THE 3.2+/- 0.1 B.Y. IMPACT CATACLYSM IN THE EARTH-MOON SYSTEM

By Andrew Glikson (03/22/00) <andrew.glikson@anu.edu.au>


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DISCOVERY OF THE WORLD'S FOURTH LARGEST IMPACT, AND THE TALE OF TWO CRATERS

By Andrew Glikson (04/14/00) <andrew.glikson@anu.edu.au>


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THE TORINO SCALE - A WORKING ALTERNATIVE

By Jonathan Tate, Spaceguard UK (

 


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EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED: SEARCHING FOR HISTORICAL IMPACTS IN NORTH
ARMERICA AND A SURVEY OF SOUTHERN AND EASTERN NATIVE AMERICAN SITES


By E.P. Grondine (09/04/00) <epgrondine@hotmail.com>


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SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

By Michael Paine (09/25/00) <mpaine@tpgi.com.au>


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PEEKING THROUGH CRYSTAL BALLS,
OR WHY WE SHOUDN'T GAMBLE ON THE IMPACT HAZARD


By Bob Kobres (10/05/00) <bkobres@uga.edu>


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TERRESTRIAL VS. EXTRATERRESTRIAL BIOGENESIS: WHEN THE TOTAL IS GREATER THAN
THE SUM OF THE PARTS


By Andrew Glikson (12/01/00) <geospectral@spirit.com.au>


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THE CATASTROPHIC YEARS AROUND 850 AD

By James T Palmer and Trevor Palmer (12/05/00) <trevor.palmer@ntu.ac.uk>


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PLAUSIBILITY, SIGNIFICANCE & THE PANSPERMIA EPIDEMIC--Revised

By Jon Richfield (12/06/00) <jonr@iafrica.com>


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PANSPERMIA'S TRUE END: PAST PERISHED, PRESENT UNBEARABLE, FUTURE PERFECT

05/02/00) <fr77@dial.pipex.com>

By Jon Richfield (12/13/00) <jonr@iafrica.com>


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A RUSSIAN VIEW ON THE IMPACT HAZARD AND PLANETARY DEFENSE
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I. SOME OF PROBLEMS AND SEQUENCES OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE PLANETARY DEFENSE SYSTEM

II. POSSIBLE ARRANGEMENT AND PHASES OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE PLANETARY DEFENSE SYSTEM

By Anatoly V. Zaitsev (12/21/00) <zav@berc.rssi.ru>


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To fry? To freeze? To freeze perchance to steam? Aye,where is the tub?
A discussion of some options for dealing with climate change & climate scares.

By Jon Richfield (01/26/01) < jonrichfield@telkomsa.net >


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ESTIMATED FLUX OF ROCKS BEARING VIABLE LIFEFORMS EXCHNAGED BETWEEN EARTH

By Michael Paine, The Planetary Society Australian Volunteers (06/12/01) <mpaine@tpgi.com.au>


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GOING INTO THE WATER: A SURVEY OF IMPACT EVENTS AND THE COASTAL PEOPLES OF
SOUTH-EAST NORTH AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND CENTRAL AMERICA


By E.P. Grondine (01/07/02) <epgrondine@hotmail.com>


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DAZED AND CONFUSED: IN SEARCH OF US POLICIES FOR DEALING WITH THE IMPACT HAZARD

By E.P. Grondine (02/11/02) <epgrondine@hotmail.com>


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KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES: COMET-CHASERS & PLANETARY PROTECTION

By Duncan Lunan (03/19/02) [ astra@dlunan.freeserve.co.uk ] and Gordon Ross


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DREADNOUGHTS, DREADNAUTS & EXCALIBUR-II: SPECIFICATION OF CRITERIA FOR
OPTIMAL DETECTION OF MAXIMALLY HAZARDOUS NEOs


By Drake A. Mitchell, (04/18/02) PlanetaryDefence@Netscape.Net


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PREPARING THE PUBLIC FOR AN IMPENDING IMPACT

By Benny Peiser, Liverpool John Moores University, Faculty of Science,
Liverpool L3 2ET, United Kingdom,
b.j.peiser@livjm.ac.uk

Paper presented at the International Workshop On Managing Global-Scale
Disasters, 12 April 2002, Irvine, California
(http://www.westernpsych.org/wp/index.cfm?id=6)


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IMPACT AND THE END OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE IN THE WEST

By E.P. Grondine (08/22/02) epgrondine@hotmail.com


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WORKSHOP FOR MITIGATING THE EFFECTS OF PUBLIC CONCERN ON THE NASA BUREAUCRACY:
TWO DAYS IN WASHINGTON, 2002

By E.P. Grondine (09/17/02) epgrondine@hotmail.com


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NEW CONVERGENCE SPLITS ON OLD DISTINCTIONS: WISHFUL THINKING SINKING
              
By Jon Richfield (11/28/02) richfield@telkomsa.net


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THE BULLET THEORY: A NEW LINK BETWEEN MASS EXTINCTION EVENTS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMANKIND

By Michael Martin-Smith (03/13/03) lagrangia@lagrangia.karoo.co.uk


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PSYCHOLOGY'S ROLE IN PROTECTING THE EARTH AGAINST METEORS

This paper chronicles the part played by psychology in a sequence of four workshops, convened to address various aspects of the possibility of an astronomical catastrophe in our time.

By Harvey Wichman, Ph.D. (08/10/03) harvey@wichman.org
Aerospace Psychology Laboratory
Claremont McKenna College


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EARLY TERRESTRIAL MARINA-LIKE IMPACT BASINS?

Mineralogy and chemistry of Archaean and Early Proterozoic asteroid impact ejecta, Pilbara and Transvaal, may imply existence of large oceanic impact basins on the early Precambrian Earth.

By Andrew Glikson (10/07/03) Andrew.glikson@anu.edu.au
Research School of Earth Science
Australian National University
Canberra, ACT 0200


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CATEGORISATION OF NEO THREATS - A CRITIQUE OF CURRENT IMPACT RISK SCALES

That fundamental problem [with the Torino and Palermo impact risk scales] is that in any information system in which a function yields a single scalar value to represent more than one dimension of argument, it is a good bet that that function will be a source of trouble. This is a venerable principle in data base theory and a commonplace in data base practice.... Furthermore, if the function is not monotonic, so that a higher value of function need not represent a higher level of concern, that is the goat pill on the top. In the example of the Torino scale, higher values of function do not map onto say higher levels of hazard or of risk, or at least of newsworthiness, and tinkering with the function will not solve the problem.
   
By Jon Richfield (10/20/03) richfield@telkomsa.net


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THE BOOK OF THE CELESTIAL COW
 
THE BOOK OF THE CELESTIAL COW:
AN IMPACT AT THE CITY OF HERAKLEOPOLIS (HENSU) CA. 3114 BCE AND THE UNIFICATION OF EGYPT

By E.P. Grondine (10/21/03)  epgrondine@hotmail.com
copyright @2003



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