Multiple Crater

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9213-9_455-1

Definition

Craters produced by the impacts of multiple projectiles nearly simultaneously.

Subtypes

Crater chain (impact, primary)

Crater cluster (atmospheric breakup)

Doublet crater

Multiple crater

Secondary crater field (impact of ejecta from a primary impact)

Secondary crater chain (impact of ejecta streams from a primary impact)

Secondary crater cluster (impact of ejecta from a primary impact)

See Also

Bumblebee Ejecta (Ejecta Pattern from Doublet Crater Formation)

Catena, catenae

Elliptical Crater

Irregular Crater

Septum

Splotch (radar) Multiple

Keywords

Geographical Information Crater Formation Primary Impact Secondary Crater Crater Field 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Planetary Science Research Group, Institute of Geography and Earth SciencesEötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Konkoly Thege Miklos Astronomical InstituteResearch Center for Astronomy and Earth SciencesBudapestHungary