Meteorite impact crater inventory of Turkey

Kocahan O., Ozel M., Yildirim H., Sengul E., Ozmaya S.

2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies, İstanbul, Turkey, 9 - 11 June 2005, pp.710-713 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/rast.2005.1512659
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.710-713
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Interplanetary space is populated with large numbers of small bodies known as meteorites, which are in orbits that can intersect those of planets and moons. Therefore, individual impacts appear on the surfaces of planetary bodies which are called impact craters. While impacting meteorites are useful to determine the early solar system processes, resultant impact craters are useful to determine the ages of the surfaces and related erosional effects on the body. At Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU) we aim to create a Meteorite Impact Craters Data Base for Turkey in a computer environment. The data base will be reachable through internet for wider use. Preparations and actions for this exercise are described.