Turkish Meteor Surveillance Systems and Network: Impact Craters and Meteorites Database


ÜNSALAN O. , BÖLÜKBAŞI YALÇINKAYA O. , YILMAZ A.

Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, Helsinki, Switzerland, 30 - 04 June 2014, pp.10-11

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Helsinki
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Page Numbers: pp.10-11

Abstract

Turkish Meteor Surveillance Systems and Network: Impact Craters and Meteorites

Database

O. Unsalan1, M. E. Ozel2, I. E. Derman3, Z. Terzioglu3, E. Kaygisiz1, T. Temel1, D. Topoyan1, A.

Solmaz4, O. Yilmaz Kocahan5, H. H. Esenoglu6, N. Emrahoglu4, A. Yilmaz1, and B. O. Yalcinkaya1

1University of Istanbul, Faculty of Science, Physics Department, Vezneciler-Fatih, TR-34134 Istanbul, Turkey

2Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey

3Ankara University, Science Faculty, Astronomy and Space Sciences Department, Ankara, Turkey

4Cag University, Solar Energy and Space Sciences Research and Application Center, (UZAYMER), Adana, Turkey

5Namik Kemal University, Physics Department, Tekirdag, Turkey

6University of Istanbul, Faculty of Science, Astronomy and Space Sciences Department, Istanbul, Turkey

In our project, it is aimed that constructing Turkish Meteor Surveillance Systems and Network in Turkey.

For this aim, the video observational systems from SonotaCo (Japan) were chosen. Meteors are going to

be observed with the spesific cameras, their orbits will be calculated by the software from SonotaCo and

the places where they fell/impact craters will be examined by field trips. Collected meteorites will be

investigated by IR-Raman Spectroscopic techniques and SEM-EDX analysis in order to setup a database.

On the other hand, according to our Prime Ministry Ottoman Archives there are huge amount of reports

of falls for the past centuries. In order to get these data properly, it is obvious that such systems should be

constructed and developed.