Fourteen. Geophysical Studies of Impact Craters

  1. Gordon R. Osinski3 and
  2. Elisabetta Pierazzo4
  1. Joanna Morgan1 and
  2. Mario Rebolledo-Vieyra2

Published Online: 25 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118447307.ch14

Impact Cratering: Processes and Products

Impact Cratering: Processes and Products

How to Cite

Morgan, J. and Rebolledo-Vieyra, M. (2012) Geophysical Studies of Impact Craters, in Impact Cratering: Processes and Products (eds G. R. Osinski and E. Pierazzo), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118447307.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ, UK

  2. 2

    Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, A.C., CICY, Calle 43 No 130, 97200 Mérida, Mexico

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198295

Online ISBN: 9781118447307



  • geophysical studies of impact craters;
  • geophysical signature of terrestrial, Chicxulub and Montagnais;
  • geophysical data resolution, anomalies and impact craters;
  • modelling geophysical data, Chicxulub Crater drill core/geophysical data;
  • terrestrial impact craters, from geological outcrop, observations;
  • resistivity/gravity/magnetic and Laplace's equation, undefined resolution;
  • magnetotelluric and diffusion equation, skin depth resolution;
  • sensitivity test and geophysical, subsurface model fitting data;
  • Araguainha impact structure in central Brazil, crater and central uplift;
  • the Silverpit structure, high-fidelity images with 3D reflection data


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Geophysical signature of terrestrial impacts

  • The resolution of geophysical data

  • Modelling geophysical data

  • Case studies

  • References