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The fireball of 21/09/2017: A study of eyewitness reports

Elgner, Stephan and Hauenschild, Marius and Flohrer, Joachim and Heinlein, Dieter and Strunk, Jörg and Oberst, J. and Margonis, Anastasios (2018) The fireball of 21/09/2017: A study of eyewitness reports. European Planetary Science Congress 2018, 16.-21. Sep. 2018, Berlin, Deutschland.

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Abstract

On September 21, 2017, a large fireball appeared over the Netherlands and vanished over the North Sea. Scores of eyewitness reports with descriptions of the phenomenon arrived through our notification e-mail address feuerkugel@dlr.de. By studying these reports, given with varying level of details, and by comparing them with other trusted sources we may appreciate how reliable and complete the reported data are. This might be helpful for us to improve our notification system in the future. Also, reports sometimes include information not easily obtained by other observing techniques. On the other hand, the reporting system is useful to promote public awareness of Earth in the environment of space.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/123037/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:The fireball of 21/09/2017: A study of eyewitness reports
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Elgner, StephanStephan.Elgner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hauenschild, MariusHumboldt-Universität BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Flohrer, JoachimJoachim.Flohrer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Heinlein, Dieterdieter-heinlein (at) t-online.deUNSPECIFIED
Strunk, JörgArbeitskreis Meteore e.V.UNSPECIFIED
Oberst, J.Juergen.Oberst (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Margonis, AnastasiosTU BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2018
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Meteors Fireball Network Witness Reports Holland Netherlands
Event Title:European Planetary Science Congress 2018
Event Location:Berlin, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:16.-21. Sep. 2018
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Exploration des Sonnensystems
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy
Deposited By: Elgner, Stephan
Deposited On:19 Nov 2018 09:13
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:20

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