Databases and metadatabases in planetary geology—The mars crater database

Nadine Barlow

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Impact crater databases are one of the first data products produced from images acquired by planetary spacecraft missions and are used in a variety of studies investigating the formation ages and geologic histories of surface units. Martian crater databases have been compiled since the first global images of the planet were acquired by the Mariner 9 mission and today include a variety of morphologic and morphometric data about each crater. Three of the most widely used Martian crater databases are described in this contribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
ISSN (Print)1863-2246
ISSN (Electronic)1863-2351


  • Crater database
  • Impact craters
  • Mars

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Computers in Earth Sciences


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