Monitoring the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Possible ambiguities due to meteorite impacts

Christopher F. Chyba, Gregory E. Van der Vink, Christel B. Hennet

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Abstract

For seismic magnitudes in the range of monitoring interest for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, hypervelocity meteorite impacts will be detected about once every decade. Such detections could cause concern if they were difficult to distinguish from explosions and were associated with potential terrorist activity or treaty violations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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