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Thursday, 26 March 2009

Origin of Sirente “crater” (sag) disputed

Origin of Sirente “crater” (sag) disputed

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Thu Mar 26 09:08:34 EDT 2009

An article in journal of Geophysical Research disputes
the origin of the what has been called the “Sirente crater”.

The paper discussing this theory is:

Speranza, F., I. Nicolosi, N. Ricchetti, G. Etiope, P. Rochette,
L. Sagnotti, R. De Ritis, and M. Chiappini (2009), The
“Sirente crater field,” Italy, revisited. Journal of Geophysical
Research. vol. 114, B03103, doi:10.1029/2008JB005759

They concluded:

“Our data show that the Sirente crater and the minor
depressions are simply the results of human activity and
karstic processes, respectively.”

An article that discusses this paper is:

Bondre, N., 2009, Geomorphology: Crater or not? Nature
Geoscience. vol 2, no. 3, p. 166.

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