Infrasound Laboratory University of Hawaii

Bolide Infrasound

A bolide is a meteor, asteroid or comet that collides explosively with Earth. Large bolides routinely explode in the atmosphere, sometimes producing infrasound that can be recorded on opposite ends of the planet. With the exception of known meteor showers, bolide explosions are difficult to predict and, because of their high speeds (10-70 km/s), can be challenging to locate.