RE: Possible re-entry?

From: Dale Ireland (
Date: Thu Jun 03 2004 - 13:53:52 EDT

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    I am sure that is correct because we had a very high Shuttle reentry here
    over Seattle about ten years ago. It was about 50 miles high and only had a
    single boom but followed by "rolling thunder" for a few seconds. Since it
    was a single object I would be inclined to say the later thunder was from
    terrain features but I supposed some sort of effect from atmospheric density
    layers could be an explanation. 
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Allen Thomson [] 
    >  Multiple boom followed by a few seconds of "rolling thunder".
    The "rolling thunder" seems to be a feature of such events.  I was in El
    Paso in October 1997 when a bolide exploded a bit east of town and heard
    similar rumbling:
    My suppostion is that it's produced by reflections of the primary boom from
    local terrain features, but it would be interesting to find out for sure.
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