Ricochet Crater

  • Robert R. HerrickEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9213-9_307-1


An impact crater with an associated landform caused by ricochet and reimpact of the projectile (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geophysical Institute, University of AlaskaFairbanksUSA