Six. Impact-Induced Hydrothermal Activity

  1. Gordon R. Osinski2 and
  2. Elisabetta Pierazzo3
  1. Kalle Kirsimäe1 and
  2. Gordon R. Osinski2

Published Online: 25 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118447307.ch6

Impact Cratering: Processes and Products

Impact Cratering: Processes and Products

How to Cite

Kirsimäe, K. and Osinski, G. R. (2012) Impact-Induced Hydrothermal Activity, in Impact Cratering: Processes and Products (eds G. R. Osinski and E. Pierazzo), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118447307.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Departments of Earth Sciences/Physics and Astronomy, Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, N6A 5B7, Canada

  2. 3

    Planetary Science Institute, 1700 E. Fort Lowell Road, Suite 106, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology, University of Tartu, Ravila 14a, 50411 Tartu, Estonia

  2. 2

    Departments of Earth Sciences/Physics and Astronomy, Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, N6A 5B7, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198295

Online ISBN: 9781118447307

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Keywords:

  • impact-induced hydrothermal, organisms adapted to given conditions;
  • formation and development of post-impact thermal field;
  • hydrothermal, water, fractures/open porosity and heat source;
  • hydrothermal activity in simple/complex terrestrial craters;
  • impact-induced hydrothermal systems by water sources;
  • hydrothermal alteration, alteration product zonal distribution;
  • mineral vertical zonation, smectite to chlorite transition;
  • extraterrestrial impact-induced hydrothermal, and the astrobiological;
  • impact structures on Mars, and ice-covered crater lakes in impact site;
  • impact-induced hydrothermal, titanium-rich bacteriomorphs at Ries

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Formation and development of the post-impact thermal field

  • Composition and evolution of the hydrothermal fluids and mineralization

  • Implications for extraterrestrial impacts and microbial life

  • References