Nineteen. Comparison of Mid-Size Terrestrial Complex Impact Structures: A Case Study

  1. Gordon R. Osinski2 and
  2. Elisabetta Pierazzo3
  1. Gordon R. Osinski2 and
  2. Richard A. F. Grieve1,2

Published Online: 25 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118447307.ch19

Impact Cratering: Processes and Products

Impact Cratering: Processes and Products

How to Cite

Osinski, G. R. and Grieve, R. A. F. (2012) Comparison of Mid-Size Terrestrial Complex Impact Structures: A Case Study, in Impact Cratering: Processes and Products (eds G. R. Osinski and E. Pierazzo), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118447307.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E8, Canada

  2. 2

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

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:

  • mid-size terrestrial complex impact comparison;
  • impact craters in the Solar System, formation aspects;
  • Boltysh impact structure, Ukraine, crater with topographic peaks;
  • the Haughton, Ries, and Mistastin impact target stratigraphy;
  • simplified geological map of Haughton impact, Nunavut;
  • the Ries impact structure, best-preserved terrestrial complex;
  • central uplift formation, lithologies and centre of complex structures;
  • observations of planetary craters, for complex impact morphology;
  • hydrothermal systems, impact into H2O-bearing planetary objects;
  • target differences and target rock craters, their central uplifts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview of craters

  • Comparisons and implications

  • Comparisons with lunar and Martian impact craters

  • Concluding remarks

  • References