FWD (UASR) Anomalous Meteor Phenomena

From: Terry W. Colvin (fortean1@mindspring.com)
Date: Sat Dec 01 2001 - 14:45:38 MST

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                         Anomalous Meteor Phenomena
    Now slides the silent meteor on wrote Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892),
    and for the most part he was perfectly correct: meteors do slide silently
    through the upper atmosphere. But every now and then a report comes to
    light of a meteor emitting sound which is variously described as
    "hissing", "crackling" and "humming". Furthermore, audible meteors are
    only one of a whole range of anomalous meteor phenomena (AMP) recorded
    by observers throughout the world.
   By and large, AMP have been ignored or dismissed by writers on meteor
   astronomy: as far back as 1719 Edmund Halley regarded sounds as "the
   effect of pure fantasy." Scientists have always had difficulty with
   phenomena that do not conform with generally accepted theory, and
   where the science is dominated by amateurs - as with meteor astronomy
   - the observational methods and analytical techniques employed are
   often questionable, to say the least. As a result, most AMP have not
   received the thorough investigation afforded to other unusual
   astronomical and meteorological phenomena.
   In these pages we take a look at some of the phenomena that have been
   reported - and at some of the possible explanations.
   Copyright 1996 Philip M. Bagnall
                      [1]Audible Meteors and Fireballs
                 [2]Curved, Kinked, Spiral and Wavy Meteors
                            [3]Nebulous Meteors
                        [4]Dark and Daylight Meteors
                      [5]Disk and Point-Source Meteors
                          [6]Multi-Tailed Meteors
                          [7]Long Duration Trains
                              [8]Reporting AMP
                          [9]Meteorite Information
                            [10]Meteorite Links
                               [12]Home Page

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