One. Impact Cratering: Processes and Products

  1. Gordon R. Osinski1 and
  2. Elisabetta Pierazzo2
  1. Gordon R. Osinski1 and
  2. Elisabetta Pierazzo2

Published Online: 25 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118447307.ch1

Impact Cratering: Processes and Products

Impact Cratering: Processes and Products

How to Cite

Osinski, G. R. and Pierazzo, E. (2012) Impact Cratering: Processes and Products, in Impact Cratering: Processes and Products (eds G. R. Osinski and E. Pierazzo), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118447307.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Earth Sciences/Physics and Astronomy, Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, N6A 5B7, Canada

  2. 2

    Planetary Science Institute, 1700 E. Fort Lowell Road, Suite 106, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Earth Sciences/Physics and Astronomy, Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, N6A 5B7, Canada

  2. 2

    Planetary Science Institute, 1700 E. Fort Lowell Road, Suite 106, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198295

Online ISBN: 9781118447307

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Keywords:

  • impact cratering, processes and products;
  • first impact crater on Earth, Meteor/Barringer Crater in Arizona;
  • impact cratering process, shock metamorphic criteria;
  • Earth evolution and meteorite importance;
  • hypervelocity impact crater formation;
  • impact crater morphology/morphometry, simple/complex;
  • IUGS Subcommission and impactite classification;
  • impact events and destructive effects;
  • impact cratering, geological in Earth/planetary sciences;
  • impact crater study and Solar System observations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Formation of hypervelocity impact craters

  • Morphology and morphometry of impact craters

  • Impactites

  • Recognition of impact craters

  • Destructive effects of impact events

  • Beneficial effects of impact events

  • When a crater does not exist: other evidence for impact events

  • Concluding remarks

  • References