Europe has a rich heritage of meteorite impact structures of varied size, ranging from some metres to several tens of kilometres, and geologic age, from the Proterozoic to the Quaternary. The Ries-Steinheim event in Southern Germany is considered a prime example of a double impact system and has produced two of the best-preserved complex impact structures worldwide. This summary briefl y reviews the proven impact structures in Germany, France, Eastern Europe including the Baltic countries, Finland, Sweden and Norway, as well as impact ejecta deposits in Scotland and elsewhere, and presents the recent developments in European impact crater research. © 2013 E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart, Germany.
|Journal||Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Geowissenschaften|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|