Mass distribution of Perseid meteoroids
Authors: Bel’kovich, O.; Ishmukhametova, M.
Source: Solar System Research, Volume 40, Number 3, May 2006 , pp. 208-213(6)
Publisher: MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Abstract:An analysis of the Perseid meteoroid mass distribution is given. It is shown that particle mass distributions are qualitatively the same along the entire orbit of the stream. The extra minima in the cross sections of the stream at the ascending and descending branches of the curve of the parameter S indicate a jetlike nature of the stream. The variations of the nodal longitudes of maximum stream activity versus the minimum observed mass of meteoroids are found along the entire orbit of the stream. The positions of maximum activity for particles with minimum detectable masses larger than 1 and 10−3 g are shifted by 1.4 degrees in solar longitude, with larger longitudes for smaller particles.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2006