Crater dimensions from apollo data and supplemental sources

The Moon



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.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Crater dimensions from apollo data and supplemental sources
Series title The Moon
DOI 10.1007/BF00562253
Volume 15
Issue 3-4
Year Published 1976
Language English
Publisher Springer
Description 15 p.
First page 463
Last page 477
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