I will be assisting in the setup and running of the east coast section of the Desert Fireball Network (DFN). The DFN is a network of cameras that track incoming fireballs, which are asteroidal or cometary material falling into the Earth's atmosphere. This would also allow for further data to be collected and analysed using the DFN analysis packages. To help in this I have been granted access to historical fireball data. This is to attain if further insists can be gained in regards to the classification of meteors, through measurements such as velocity, brightness, strength, and trajectory data. In particular, I will be studying whether the colour of observed fireballs can be linked-to strengths or different populations of meteoroids.
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