Hypersonic Meteoroid Entry Physics

Hypersonic Meteoroid Entry Physics

Gianpiero Colonna, Professor Mario Capitelli, Dr Annarita Laricchiuta, Dr Alina A. Alexeenko, Dr Daniil A. Andrienko


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Hypersonic Meteoroid Entry Physics provides a fascinating overview of meteoroid atmospheric entry and covers meteoroid observations in outer space; the description of the chemical–physical phenomena during atmospheric entry; recovery of the meteor on the Earth’s surface and meteorite chemical analysis.

The book, based on the lectures given during the HyMEP course held in Erice in 2017, is addressed to students and researchers with an interest in plasma chemistry, astrophysics and aerospace engineering. It offers a comprehensive overview of the present status of the investigation on meteoroid entry physics while merging the knowledge of astrophysicists and the aerospace engineering communities.