Crater Floor with Irregular Depressions

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9213-9_75-2

Definition

Steep-walled depressions on the floors of craters.

Synonyms

Description

Mars: depressions on the floor units of impact craters (Fig. 1). Depression walls often have straight segments and exhibit layering. The parent craters tend to be shallower than the surrounding (i.e., nondepressed) craters (Korteniemi et al. 2005, 2006).

Keywords

Magma Chamber Impact Crater High Sedimentation Rate Magmatic Intrusion Dichotomy Boundary 
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References

  1. Korteniemi J, Kostama VP, Törmänen T, Aittola M., Öhman T, Lahtela H, Raitala J, Neukum G (2005) Complex geology of two large impact craters in Tyrrhena Terra, Mars: detailed analysis using MEX HRSC camera data. J Geophys Res 110, E12S18. doi:10.1029/2005JE002427Google Scholar
  2. Korteniemi J, Aittola M, Öhman T, Raitala J (2006) Floor-fractured craters on the terrestrial planets – the Martian perspective. In: Wilson A (ed) Proceedings, 40th ESLAB – first international conference on impact cratering in the solar system. ESA special publication SP-612. ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, pp 193–198 (CD-ROM)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Earth and Space Physics, Department of PhysicsUniversity of OuluOuluFinland