Twenty. Processes and Products of Impact Cratering: Glossary and Definitions

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

Published Online: 25 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118447307.ch20

Impact Cratering: Processes and Products

Impact Cratering: Processes and Products

How to Cite

Osinski, G. R. (2012) Processes and Products of Impact Cratering: Glossary and Definitions, in Impact Cratering: Processes and Products (eds G. R. Osinski and E. Pierazzo), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118447307.ch20

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. 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:

  • processes/products of impact cratering, glossary;
  • meteorite impact craters, definitions and formulae;
  • impact ejecta, ballistic, solid, liquid/vapourized rock;
  • impact ejecta, proximal, five crater radii of impact point;
  • shock wave compression deformation above Hugoniot elastic limit;
  • shock melting, of solid matter by shock wave compression;
  • shock metamorphism;
  • morphometric definitions and equations;
  • impact melt breccia, of lithic/mineral clasts and shock metamorphism;
  • tektite, impact glass from near-surface melt ejected ballistically

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General definitions

  • Morphometric definitions and equations

  • Impactites

  • References