Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

1978–1979 Antarctic Search for Meteorites


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The third U.S.-Japan joint search for antarctic meteorites was carried out during the 1978–1979 austral summer. Participants from the United States were W. A. Cassidy and D. A. Clauter (University of Pittsburgh), J. O. Annexstad (Johnson Space Center), and U. B. Marvin (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory). Japanese participants were F. Nishio, M. Funaki, and K. Shiraishi (National Institute of Polar Research). The goals for this season were to search in the Darwin Glacier and Allan Hills areas for meteorites and to establish a glaciological network near the Allan Hills to investigate the mechanism of meteorite concentration.