[meteorite-list] What's the highest meteorite ever found?
From: Jeff Grossman <jgrossman_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:43:35 2004
I just got to this question, which I knew I could answer...
I have the MetBase data for meteorite locations, and I intersected these
with the GTOPO30 world elevation database using ArcInfo (it was fairly
easy). The result, at the resolution of these two files (which may be a
factor for steep, mountainous regions)...
The highest finds,
Aguas Caliente, Argentina, 4643 m
Ngiangri, Tibet, China, 4630 m
Barranca Blanca, Chile, 4543 m
The highest recovered fall, and number 4 overall,
Tulung Dzong, Tibet, China, 4249 m
The lowest finds on land,
Imperial, California, USA, -20 m
Sarepta, Russia, -19 m
(none others below sea level)
Others were recovered underwater (somebody else can determine this).
What a fun question!
At 08:53 PM 7/20/2001, Martin Horejsi wrote:
>Hi Randy, Kevin and all,
>I worked on this problem a while, as possibly one of the usually infallible
>sources. I think it would be nice if someone could hack the British
>Catalogue's software to allow a mass dump of meteorite names and lat/long
>coordinates. This information could then be crossed with a GIS information
>database of elevations. It might yield more information answering questions
>we have not yet asked.
>Good luck with your find Kevin. May you get an "est".
>on 7/20/01 2:34 PM, Randy Mils at acculabs_at_hotmail.com wrote:
> > The real question is............
> > Does anyone really care?
> >> From: MARSROX_at_aol.com
> >> To: meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com
> >> Subject: [meteorite-list] What's the highest meteorite ever found?
> >> Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 16:10:09 EDT
> >> Here's a question that the usually infallable sources have not been
> able to
> >> pull out of their databases.
> >> What's the highest altitude a meteorite has ever been found at? I am not
> >> asking about peripheral subjects like micrometeorites caught in gel from
> >> high-altitude balloons. I'm only concerned with meteorites, falls or
> >> picked up from the ground.
> >> Could it be Tulung Dzong "said to have made a crater 10 feet in diameter;
> >> two
> >> days march NNW of Lhasa"?
> >> Could it be Tambo Quemado from Leoncio Prado, Ayacucho, Peru?
> >> Something from the Atacama? Antarctica? Alabama Heights?
> >> Do we not know?????????
> >> Kevin Kichinka
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Received on Thu 26 Jul 2001 04:18:24 PM PDT