The velocity of meteoroids I. P. Williams 1Astronomy Unit, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
Abstract. Determining the velocity of meteoroids as they enter the Earth’s atmosphere is very
important since the value is fundamental in calculating the orbit of the meteoroid and
hence eventually its origin. We describe early attempts at this determination and high-light problems that exist today.
Citation: Williams, I. P.: The velocity of meteoroids, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 4, 109-119, doi:10.5194/acpd-4-109-2004, 2004.