Fireball Measurements

Fireball Related Publications



Jenniskens, P., Shaddad, M.H., Numan, D., Elsir, S., Kudoda, A.M., Zolensky, M.E., Robinson, G.A., Friedrich, J.M., Rumble, D., Steele, A., Chesley, S.R., Fitzsimmons, A., Duddy, S., Hsieh, H.H., Ramsay, G., Brown, P., Edwards, W.N. and 17 additional co-authors (2009) The impact and recovery of asteroid 2008 TC3, Nature, 458, 485-488


Brown P., ReVelle D.O., Silber E.A., Edwards W.N., Arrowsmith S., Jackson L.E., Tancredi G., & Eaton D. (2008) Analysis of a crater-forming meteorite impact in Peru, Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets), 113, 9007-9020


McCausland P.J., Brown P. and Wilson G. (2006) The Dresden (Ontario) H6 Chondrite Part II: Classification Estimated Fireball Trajectory and Possible Origin, JRASC, 100, 104.

Hildebrand A.R., McCausland P.J., Brown P., Longstaffe F.J., Russell S., Tagliaferri E., Wacker J. and Mazur M. (2006) The Fall and Recovery of the Tagish Lake Meteorite, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 41, 407-431.


Klekociuk A.R., Brown P.G., Pack D.W., ReVelle D.O., Edwards W.N., Spalding R.E., Tagliaferri E., Yoo B.B., Zagari J. (2005) Meteoritic dust from the atmospheric disintegration of a large meteoroid, Nature, 436, 1132-1135.

Llorca J., Trigo-Rodríguez J.M., Ortiz J.L., Docobo J.A., García-Guinea J., Castro-Tirado A.J., Rubin A.E., Eugster O., Edwards W., Laubenstein M., Casanova I., (2005) The Villabeto de la Pena meteorite fall: I. Fireball energy, meteorite recovery, strewn field, and petrography, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 40: 795-804.


Brown P.G., Pack D., Edwards W.N., Revelle D.O., Yoo B.B., Spalding R.E. and Tagliaferri E. (2004) The Orbit, Atmospheric Dynamics and Initial Mass of the Park Forest Meteorites, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 39, 1781-1796.

Revelle D.O., Brown P.G. and Spurny P. (2004) Entry Dynamics and Acoustics / Infrasonic / Seismic analysis for the Neuschwanstein Meteorite Fall, Meteoritics and Planetary Science 39, 1605-1625.


Brown P.G, Kalenda P., Revelle D.O. and Borovicka J. (2003) The Moravka meteorite fall: 2. Interpretation of infrasonic and seismic data, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 38, 989-1003.

Borovicka J., Weber H.W., Jopek J., Jakes P., Randa Z., Brown P.G, Revelle D.O., Kalenda P., Schultz L., Kucera J., Halonda J., Tycova P., Fryda J. and Brandstatter F. (2003) The Moravka meteorite fall: 3. Meteorite initial size, history, structure and composition, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 38, 1005-1021.

Connors, M., Brown, P.G, Hube, D.P., Martin, B., Ling, A., Hladiuk, D., Mazur, M., and R. E. Spalding. (2003) The January 26, 2001 Fireball and Implications for Meteor Video Camera Networks, JRASC 97, 271-276.


Brown P., Spalding R.E., Revelle D.O., Tagliaferri E. and Worden S.P. (2002) The flux of small near-Earth objects colliding with the Earth. Nature 420: 294-296.

Brown P., Revelle D.O., Whitaker R. and Tagliaferri E. (2002) Multi-station infrasonic observations of two large bolides: Signal interpretation and implications for monitoring of atmospheric explosions. Geophysical Research Letters 29 (13): 1-4.

Brown P., Revelle D.O., Tagliaferri E. and Hildebrand A. (2002) An entry model for the Tagish Lake fireball using satellite and infrasound records. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 37(5): 661-675.


Brown, P., & 21 co-authors.  (2000)  The Fall, Recovery, Orbit and Composition of the Tagish Lake Meteorite:  A New type of Carbonaceous Chondrite.  Science, 290, 320-325.


Osborn, W., D. Matty, M. Velbel, P. Brown and J. Wacker. (1997) Fall recovery and description of the Coleman chondrite. Met. Planet. Sci. 32, 781-790

Graf, T., K. Mart, S. Xue, G.F. Herzog, J. Klein, R. Middleton, K. Metzler, R. Herd, P. Brown et al. (1997) Exposure history of the Peekskill (H6) meteorite. Met. Planet. Sci. 32, 25-30

Hildebrand, A.R., P. Brown, J.F. Wacker, R. Wetmiller, D. Page, D.W.E. Green, C. Jacobs, D. Revelle, E. Tagliaferri and S. Kissin. (1997) The St-Robert bolide of June 14, 1994. J. R. Astron. Soc. Can. 91, 261-273


Ceplecha, Z., P. Brown, R.L. Hawkes, G.W. Wetherill, M. Beech and K. Mossman. (1996) Video observations, atmospheric path, orbit and fragmentation record of the fall of the Peekskill meteorite. Earth Moon Planets 72, 395-404.

Brown, P., A.R. Hildebrand, D.W.E. Green, D. Page, C. Jacobs, D. Revelle, E. Tagliaferri, J. Wacker and R. Wetmiller. (1995) The fall of the St-Robert meteorite. Met. Planet Sci. 31, 502-517


Beech, M., P. Brown and J. Jones. (1995) VLF detection of fireballs. Earth Moon Planets 68, 181-188

Beech, M., P. Brown, R.L. Hawkes, Z. Ceplecha, K. Mossman and G.W. Wetherill. (1995)  The fall of the Peekskill meteorite: video observations, atmospheric path, fragmentation record and orbit. Earth Moon Planets 68, 189-197.

Beech, M., and P. Brown. (1995) On the visibility of bright Venusian fireballs from Earth. Earth Moon Planets 68, 171-179.


Brown, P., Z. Ceplecha, R.L. Hawkes, G. Wetherill, M. Beech and K. Mossman.  (1994)  The orbit and atmospheric trajectory of the Peekskill Meteorite from video records. Nature 367, 624-626.


Brown, P., and M. Zalcik. 1992. Recent field research on potential meteorite falls from the Meteorite Observation and Recovery Project. J. R. Astron. Soc. Can. 86, 130-139.