Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

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Single Layer Ejecta

  • Nadine G. Barlow
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_340

Definition

Impact crater ejecta morphology displaying one continuous deposit with a sinuous edge, often terminating in a distal ridge (rampart).

Category

A type of  layered ejecta

Synonyms

 Flower ejecta;  Pancake ejecta; Single lobe ejecta (SLE); Single lobe rampart crater

Subtypes

  1. (1)

    Single layer  rampart (ejecta)

     
  2. (2)

    Single layer  pancake ejecta

     
  3. (3)

    Pancake crater – Pancake ejecta

     

Description

The single layer ejecta (SLE) morphology is a type of  layered ejecta which displays a single continuous ejecta deposit surrounding the crater (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA