[meteorite-list] Unobserved fall

From: valparint at aol.com <valparint_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 10:19:56 -0700
Message-ID: <B948A96BFBF44599A792CFDBCBF2BD45_at_Seuthopolis>

"Find" does not tell us if a fall was observed. Maybe not a big deal for the old hands but useful info for newbies.

"Observed" and "Find" usually occur at different times and are, therefore, different pieces of information. One does not contain the other.

The MetBul uses this terminology - "Observed fall: No". Grammatically, equivalent to "unobserved fall". Then they add "Year found: 1576". Two pieces of unequivocal information.

I don't control the terminology of the meteorite world. I do control the MPOD and it was my decision to use "unobserved fall" in order to convey more information.


Paul Swartz
IMCA 5204

> Hi, All,
> More and more I'm seeing the use of the term "Unobserved Fall".
> Is "Find" obsolete, and "observed" or "unobserved" fall is the new vernacular?
> The old terms seemed straighforward to me, so I'm wondering why the change was necessary.
> Cheers,
> Pete
Received on Sun 23 Dec 2012 12:19:56 PM PST

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