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Crater dimensions from apollo data and supplemental sources

September 28, 2010

A catalog of crater dimensions that were compiled mostly from the new Apollo-based Lunar Topographic Orthophotomaps is presented in its entirety. Values of crater diameter, depth, rim height, flank width, circularity, and floor diameter (where applicable) are tabulated for a sample of 484 craters on the Moon and 22 craters on Earth. Systematic techniques of mensuration are detailed. The lunar craters range in size from 400 m to 300 km across and include primary impact craters of the main sequence, secondary impact craters, craterlets atop domes and cones, and dark-halo craters. The terrestrial craters are between 10 m and 22.5 km in diameter and were formed by meteorite impact.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1976
Title Crater dimensions from apollo data and supplemental sources
DOI 10.1007/BF00562253
Authors R.J. Pike
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title The Moon
Index ID 70001158
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse