The Barringer Meteorite Crater played an important role in the development of the scientific field of meteoritics. It continues to be a site of ongoing research and discovery.
Recent News & Research
In 2010 the Crater Company’s senior scientific advisor, Dr. David Kring, secured funding from NASA to hold a week-long research field camp at the crater.
Atmospheric thermal inversion occurs when cold air is trapped beneath warmer air. Barringer Meteorite Crater, with its simple bowl-shaped topography, is an ideal experiment site for investigating this phenomenon.
A new study investigates a century-old scientific mystery: Which direction did the asteroid that created the Barringer Meteorite Crater come from?
A new research study looks at geological fractures in the walls of the Barringer Meteorite Crater.
A Guidebook to the Geology of Barringer Meteorite Crater compiles the entire exploration history of the impact site, beginning with scientific studies in the late 1800s and Daniel Moreau Barringer’s pioneering discovery of the site’s impact origin in the early 1900s.
Four students interested in the study of impact cratering processes will receive awards from the Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research in 2011 to support field work at impact sites worldwide.