Wikipedia:WikiProject Geology/Meteorites

The Meteorites task force is a group of editors who aim to improve Wikipedia's articles about Meteorites as part of WikiProject Geology and WikiProject Astronomy.

The articles in Category:Meteorites and its sub-categories have tended to be overlooked, falling as they do between geology and astronomy; the existence of this task force will keep them in view and help prevent future neglect.

GoalsEdit

To bring each of Wikipedia's articles on meteorites to at least "B-class", comprehensively covering all major aspects of the subject.

AchievementsEdit

Featured articleEdit

DYKEdit

Article alertsEdit

I added some information on the Guffey ungrouped iron meteorite (possible ataxite) to the Guffey, Colorado article. I don't know if this meteorite is notable enough to deserve its own article. It is the largest meteorite ever recovered in the US state of Colorado. I'm not particularly knowledgeable about meteorites, so I thought I would note it here and let someone run with it, if they chose. GeoGreg (talk) 17:30, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello. I've been working on the Polonnaruwa (meteorite)‎ article for a while, but it is not yet clear if the object is actually a meteorite. Additional expertise would be great. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 13:11, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Focus for the monthEdit

  • January 2013 - Create articles (or link to subsections of existing articles) for as many red links as possible, especially in the templates. List here.
  • December 2012 - WikiProject Geology's December collaboration was: improve articles in Category:Meteorites and its sub-categories.

ApproachEdit

Articles should present the subject in a way that is easy for a complete newcomer to understand, while retaining informative content to engage the more advanced reader. The usual Wikipedia standards apply:

Naming conventionsEdit

In work. See discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Geology/Meteorites#Naming_convention_question.

Recommended meteorite classification schemeEdit

Meteorite classification is a complex subject with a long history. Long story short, we need to choose one scheme and use it consistently across all articles, infoboxes and navboxes in the projects scope.

The recommended scheme is:

  • Based on Weisberg, McCoy, Krot 2006:
  • M. K. Weisberg; T. J. McCoy; A. N. Krot (2006). "Systematics and Evaluation of Meteorite Classification". In D. S. Lauretta; H. Y. McSween, Jr. (eds.). Meteorites and the early solar system II (PDF). Tucson: University of Arizona Press. pp. 19–52. ISBN 978-0816525621. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  • With additions of:
  • For IIF irons see:
  • Kracher, Alfred; Willis, John; Wasson, John T (31 May 1980). "Chemical classification of iron meteorites—IX. A new group (IIF), revision of IAB and IIICD, and data on 57 additional irons". Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 44 (6): 773–787. doi:10.1016/0016-7037(80)90259-8.
  • For the new views on enstatite achondrites see:
  • Keil, Klaus (31 December 2009). "Enstatite achondrite meteorites (aubrites) and the histories of their asteroidal parent bodies". Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry. 70 (4): 295–317. doi:10.1016/j.chemer.2010.02.002.

Please familiarise yourself with it and use it whenever you edit one of "our" articles.

Task list / WorklistEdit

You are welcome to tackle all or part of any of these; don't wait to be asked or granted permission.

Delete tasks you complete by editing the box below.

NotesEdit

Stubs

The list of stubs is at Category:Meteorite stubs. A few remain in Category:Meteoroid stubs awaiting transfer by a bot in the new year. Only articles about objects which have impacted a planet are "ours"; objects still in the heavens are the responsibility of WikiProject Astronomy.

Commons

Work through Category:Meteorites on Wikimedia Commons looking for:

  • Illustrations for the 71 meteorite articles which lack them; see Category:Meteorite articles without images
  • Potential new meteorite articles or links to existing ones we don't yet know about
  • Potential new cultural item articles or links to existing ones we don't yet know about
  • Potential new meteorite people articles or links to existing ones we don't yet know about
  • Potential new strewn field articles (there are at least half a dozen strewn field maps scattered on there) or links to existing ones we don't yet know about
  • Anything else that pops out
Bot

Shepherd to completion the bot task listed at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Geology#Wikipedia:Bot_requests.23Meteorites.

Article assessmentEdit

ImportanceEdit

Meteorites Taskforce Articles by importance (refresh)
 Top  High  Mid  Low  NA  ??? Total
 2  40  69  211  125 15  462 

This section describes a semi-automated way to determine the importance of each of "our" articles.

Using the Wikipedia Release Version tools on the Wikimedia Toolserver it is a simple task to generate a list of all articles in a Category sorted in any of several ways. To assess importance we sort by release version score, the last column in the toolserver generated lists (described here).

The following table gives a link to such a list for each Category of interest and the range of scores for articles of each importance value within that category. Before using the links, force an update of the toolserver data using the instructions at User:SelectionBot/Web/Guide#Update project data.

It may occasionally be necessary to adjust the ranges in the table so that breaks fall at reasonable places in the lists.

Category Low Medium High Top Last
checked
Outcome
Meteorites (15) - - - All 2013-01-04 OK
Meteorites by name (195) 0-499 500-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 OK
Meteorite minerals (49) 0-499 500-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 OK
People associated with meteorites (0) 0-499 500-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 OK
Meteorite organisations (0) 0-399 400-699 700 and above None 2013-01-04 OK
Meteoritics publications (4) 0-499 500-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 OK
Meteorite prizes (8) 0-499 500-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 OK
Meteorite subdivisions (1) 0-499 500-899 900 and above None OK
   Meteorite types (5) - - All - 2013-01-04 OK
   Meteorite clans (5) 0-499 500-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 OK
   Meteorite classes (7) 0-499 500-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 Review with
User:Tobias1984
   Meteorite groups (22) 0-499 500-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 Check again in a week
   Meteorite subgroups (0) 0-499 500-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 OK
   Meteorite grouplets (1) 0-499 500-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 Review with
User:Tobias1984
   Meteorite structural classes (3) 0-499 500-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 OK
Meteorite mineralogy & petrology‎ (15) 0-299 300-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 OK
Meteorite falls‎ (104) 0-499 500-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 OK
Meteorite hunting (3) 0-499 500-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 OK
Strewn field (meteorite) (36) 0-499 500-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 OK
Meteorites in culture‎ (10) 0-299 300-899 900 and above None 2013-01-04 OK

Note: If a particular article does not appear in one of the lists then check that it has "our" project banner on its talk page and is included in the list's category. Only articles with both these attributes correctly set will be listed. Articles may take a few hours to appear on the lists when newly assessed, reassessed, categorised or recategorised.

Quality (Class)Edit

  FA   A   GA   B   C   Start   Stub   FL   List   Book   Category   Disambig   Draft   File   Portal   Project   Redirect   Template   NA   ??? Total
10011541678801601060040121200462
Meteorites Taskforce  articles by quality     Refresh

We are aiming for all our articles to be "B-Class" or higher. According to Wikipedia:Version 1.0_Editorial Team/Release Version Criteria#Proposed quality standards this means that they are expected to be reasonably satisfactory for an ordinary reader. The following are minimum guidelines.

In no particular order, articles should:

  • be neutral point-of-view,
  • be reasonably clear,
  • be organized adequately,
  • have no known factual errors,
  • have appropriate categorization,
  • be adequate in scope and proportion,
  • use style consistently within the article,
  • be visually adequate (that is, not ugly),
  • use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation,
  • list at least one appropriate reference, source, further information item, or external link. A link fulfills this obligation only if it connects to a reputable source. Government, professional or education sites are reputable for this purpose. Any external links must also still be valid (that is, still connect to the intended material).
  • Pictures are recommended but normally not required. Exceptions may be made where especially relevant.

ParticipationEdit

Everyone is encouraged to help with the tasks listed above. You may also wish to add this page to your watchlist to keep an eye on developments.

Anyone wishing to formally indicate their membership of the project should add their signature to the list below:

ResourcesEdit

List here any generally useful resources that could be accessed when working on meteorite articles.

Notability guidelinesEdit

These are guidelines for notability of Meteoritics-related topics.

The general Wikipedia guidelines apply (and are well worth reading):

Meteorites

The following are likely to meet notability requirements:

Meteoriticists

TemplatesEdit

Project bannerEdit

Place {{WikiProject Geology|class=|importance=|meteorite=Yes|meteorite-importance=}} onto any new article's talk page for it to be recognised and assessed by this task force.

An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters and helps organise relevant articles for improvement.

When assessed, the class and importance parameters are filled in, like this:

{{WikiProject Geology|class=Start|importance=Mid|meteorite=yes|meteorite-importance=High}}

and the banner looks like this:

WikiProject Geology / Meteorites  (Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)
Wikipedia:WikiProject Geology/Meteorites is part of WikiProject Geology, an attempt at creating a standardized, informative, comprehensive and easy-to-use geology resource. If you would like to participate, you can choose to edit this article, or visit the project page for more information.
  Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
This article is supported by the Meteorites task force (marked as High-importance).


Shortcuts: {{WikiProject Geology}}, {{WPGEOLOGY}}, {{WPGeology}}, {{WP Geology}}

The article is classified in the appropriate subcategories of Category:Meteorites.

For more information visit the WikiProject Geology assessment page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Geology/Assessment

Infobox meteoriteEdit

Place {{Infobox meteorite}} at the top of any article about a specific meteorite. Instructions for completing its fields are at Template:Infobox meteorite.

Infobox meteorite subdivisonEdit

Place {{Infobox meteorite subdivision}} at the top of any article about meteorite subdivisions (e.g. group, class, etc...) Template:Infobox meteorite subdivision.

Infobox mineralEdit

Place {{Infobox mineral}} at the top of any article about a specific mineral. Instructions for completing its fields are at Template:Infobox mineral.

Infobox rockEdit

Place {{Infobox rock}} at the top of any article about a specific rock type (not mineral) found within one or more meteorites. Instructions for completing its fields are at Template:Infobox rock.

Infobox personEdit

Place {{Infobox person}} at the top of any article about a specific meteorite related person. Instructions for completing its fields are at Template:Infobox person.

Or: {{Infobox scientist}} for Meteoriticists.

Infobox organizationEdit

Place {{Infobox organization}} at the top of any article about a specific meteorite related organization. Instructions for completing its fields are at Template:Infobox organization.

Infobox journalEdit

Place {{Infobox journal}} at the top of any article about a specific meteorite related journal. Instructions for completing its fields are at Template:Infobox journal.

Infobox awardEdit

Place {{Infobox award}} at the top of any article about a specific meteorite related prize or award. Instructions for completing its fields are at Template:Infobox award.

Meteorite-stubEdit

Place {{Meteorite-stub}} at the bottom of stub articles. It should look like this:

Meteorites NavboxEdit

Place {{Meteorites}} at the bottom of all meteorite articles. It should look like this: