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The Chesapeake Bay Bolide:
Modern Consequences of an Ancient Cataclysm

Principal Investigator

image of Wylie Poag C. Wylie Poag wpoag@usgs.gov

artistry depicting bolide impact Introduction
What is a Bolide? | Simple vs. Complex Impact Craters | Public Interest

evidence of the impact Ancient Cataclysm
Tektites and Shocked Quartz | Rubble Bed | Seismic Profiles

Consequences of the impact Consequences and Implications of the Impact
The Location of Chesapeake Bay | Continued Differential Ground Subsidence | Disruption of Coastal Aquifers | Ground Instability Due to Faulting

summary and references Wrap-Up
Summary | References | About the Author | Related Web Sites

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