Multiple Crater

Living reference work entry


Craters produced by the impacts of multiple projectiles nearly simultaneously.


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


Splotch (radar) Multiple


Geographical Information Crater Formation Primary Impact Secondary Crater Crater Field 
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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