Welcome to a site organized to help
effects from hypervelocity bolide impacts on
Upon realizing that current horizontal motion of tectonic plates in the
Central and North American region is circumferential to the Chicxulub
crater (~65 Mya), I began investigating what it known about planetary
tectonic processes stemming from large-bolide impacts.
Past studies of impact tectonics have focused on impact cratering and
tectonic strains near the crater. Little is known about far-field body
strains sustained by the host from the shock of impact or any related
long-lasting, geodynamic processes and inhereted tectonic structures.
This site is being developed to help organize the existing knowledge
base and delve into uncharted realms of impact tectonics.
Many original illustrations and maps included in this site are
noted using the impacttectonics.org icon .
G.C. Herman , Flemington, New
Jersey, USA March