Manicouagan Impact Research Program (MIRP)

MIRP is a 10 year UNB-based program (started in 2007) designed to further our understanding of large complex impact structures and to relate their formation and evolution to other craters developed on Earth and other planets in our solar system. The program involves summer field activities on the central island of Manicouagan, which is a remote and isolated location in which to carry out field work, accessible only by helicopter or float plane.

A summer field team consists of graduate students and undergraduate assistants and is managed by Senior Research Scientist Dr. Lucy Thompson. Fieldwork is supplemented by petrologic and geochemical work as well as utilizing other analytical approaches. Results to date include several presentations at professional and technical conferences and published journal articles.

For more information, Contact Lucy.



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