Dataset for "A steeply-inclined trajectory for the Chicxulub impact"

  • GS Collins (Contributor)
  • N Patel (Contributor)
  • TM Davison (Contributor)
  • ASP Rae (Contributor)
  • JV Morgan (Contributor)
  • SPS Gulick (Contributor)



Data files for 5 timesteps from each simulation. File name convention is A_v_t.npz where time is in seconds (or the string "final").

Each file contains several cell-based fields (pressure, temperature, specific internal energy, density), tracer fields (peak tracer pressure, x,y,z locations) and grid information (nodal and cell-centred coordinates). For an example of how to access all that information, see the "Timestep" class at the top of the "" python script.

Python script "" will create a figure similar to the panels in Figures 2 and 3 in the paper. Use the flags -a, -V and -t to set the desired impact angle, impact velocity and time.

iSALE3D input files for the 8 simulations can be found in inputfiles.tgz

Postprocessing python scripts can be found in postprocessing.tgz
Date made available1 Dec 2020
PublisherUnknown Publisher

Cite this

Collins, G. (Contributor), Patel, N. (Contributor), Davison, T. (Contributor), Rae, A. (Contributor), Morgan, J. (Contributor), Gulick, S. (Contributor) (1 Dec 2020). Dataset for "A steeply-inclined trajectory for the Chicxulub impact". Unknown Publisher. 10.5281/zenodo.3667833