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Atmospheric Profile Imprint in Firewall Ablation Coefficient

By P. Pecina and Z. Ceplecha

Abstract

A general formula which expresses the distance along the meteoric fireball trajectory 1 as a function of t is discussed. Differential equations which include the motion and ablation of a single nonfragmenting meteor body are presented. The importance of the atmospheric density profile in the meteor formula is emphasized

Topics: GEOPHYSICS
Year: 1984
OAI identifier: oai:casi.ntrs.nasa.gov:19850012163

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