The moon

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 463–477

Crater dimensions from apollo data and supplemental sources

  • Richard J. Pike

DOI: 10.1007/BF00562253

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Pike, R.J. The Moon (1976) 15: 463. doi:10.1007/BF00562253


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.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Pike
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  1. 1.U.S. Geological SurveyMenlo ParkUSA