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Associate Professor Vic Gostin

Telephone +61 8 8313 4039
Position Honorary Visiting Research Fellow
Fax +61 8 8313 4347
Building Mawson Laboratories
Floor/Room G 18a
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Earth Sciences

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Awards & Achievements

SPECIAL HONOURS:            1988/9

            Asteroid 3640 GOSTIN 1985 TR3 discovered by C.S. and E.M. Shoemaker at Palomar, U.S.A. The citation reads as follows “Named in honour of Victor A. Gostin, geologist on the faculty of the University of Adelaide, South Australia.  A specialist in sedimentology and stratigraphy, Gostin discovered in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia a deposit of shocked debris ejected from the Lake Acraman impact structure about 300 km to the west.  His careful studies of this ancient deposit have provided the first detailed picture of the distant ejecta from a known large terrestrial impact crater."


BOOK (Editor, and Introduction Chapter)

*Gostin V.A. (Editor) 2001 Gondwana to Greenhouse: Australian Environmental Geoscience. Geological Society of Australia Special Publication 21, 356pp. ISSN 0072-1085.


*Gostin V.A. 2001. Cosmic Impacts, Ch5 in To Mars and Beyond: Search for the Origins of Life. M. Walter (Editor), Art Exhibitions Australia Ltd, and National Museum of Australia, Canberra. ISBN 1 875460 14 4


Tokarev V. & Gostin V.A. 2006. Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia. in: R.R. Anand and P. de Broekert (Editors), Regolith Landscape Evolution Across Australia. CRC LEME, Perth. pp 214-219.

*Waclawik V. & Gostin V.A. 2006. Significance of remnant gravel lags as landscape evolution indicators, Arkaroola Mars Analogue Region geology. in Mars Analog Research,  J.D.A. Clarke (ed.) American Astronautical Society, Science and Technology Series, V.111, AAS 06-257, pp107-114.

*Williams G.E., Gostin V.A., McKirdy D.M. & Preiss W.V.  2008   The Elatina glaciation, late Cryogenian (Marinoan Epoch), South Australia: Sedimentary facies and palaeoenvironments. Precambrian Research 163: 307-331.

Haberlah D., Glasby P., Williams M.A.J., Hill S.M., Williams F., Rhodes E.J., Gostin V., O
'Flaherty A., and Jacobsen G.E.  2010. Of droughts and flooding rains: an alluvial loess record from central South Australia spanning the last glacial cycle. in Bishop, P. & Pillans, B. (eds) Australian Landscapes. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 346, 185–223.

*Gostin, V.A., McKirdy, D.M., Webster, L.J. & Williams, G.E. 2010. Ediacaran ice-rafting and coeval asteroid impact, South Australia: insights into the terminal Proterozoic environment. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 57: 859–869.

*Williams, G.E. & Gostin, V.A.  2010. Geomorphology of the Acraman impact structure, Gawler Ranges, South Australia.  Cadernos Laboratorio Xeoloxico de Laxe 35, 209-220.


Expertise for Media Contact

CategoriesEnvironment, Astronomy & Space
ExpertiseGeology & planetary astronomy; meteorites; impact craters; Flinders Ranges; physical environment (erosion; beach sands);
After hours(08) 344 5425

Entry last updated: Sunday, 24 Jan 2016

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