Standardizing the nomenclature of Martian impact crater ejecta morphologies

Nadine G. Barlow, Joseph M. Boyce, Francois M. Costard, Robert A. Craddock, James B. Garvin, Susan E.H. Sakimoto, Ruslan O. Kuzmin, David J. Roddy, Laurence A. Soderblom

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The Mars Crater Morphology Consortium recommends the use of a standardized nomenclature system when discussing Martian impact crater ejecta morphologies. The system utilizes nongenetic descriptors to identify the various ejecta morphologies seen on Mars. This system is designed to facilitate communication and collaboration between researchers. Crater morphology databases will be archived through the U.S. Geological Survey in Flagstaff, where a comprehensive catalog of Martian crater morphologic information will be maintained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2000JE001258
Pages (from-to)26733-26738
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research: Planets
Issue numberE11
StatePublished - Nov 25 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Oceanography


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