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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gordon R Osinski; Elisabetta Pierazzo
|ISBN:||9781118447321 1118447328 9781118447314 111844731X 9781118447338 1118447336 9781118447307 1118447301 1299157769 9781299157767|
|Description:||1 online resource.|
|Contents:||Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; List of contributors; ONE: Impact cratering: processes and products; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Formation of hypervelocity impact craters; 1.2.1 Contact and compression; 1.2.2 Excavation stage; 1.2.3 Modification stage; 1.2.4 Post-impact hydrothermal activity; 1.3 Morphology and morphometry of impact craters; 1.3.1 Simple craters; 1.3.2 Complex craters; 1.3.3 Multi-ring basins; 1.4 Impactites; 1.4.1 Classification of impactites; 1.4.2 Impact melt-bearing impactites; 1.5 Recognition of impact craters. 1.6 Destructive effects of impact events1.7 Beneficial effects of impact events; 1.7.1 Microbiological effects; 1.7.2 Economic effects; 1.8 When a crater does not exist: other evidence for impact events; 1.9 Concluding remarks; References; TWO: Population of impactors and the impact cratering rate in the inner Solar System; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Population of impactors in the inner Solar System; 2.3 Impact frequency of NEOs with the Earth; 2.4 Comparison with the impact record on terrestrial planets; 2.4.1 The Earth; 2.4.2 The other terrestrial planets. 2.5 Variability of the impact frequency during the last 3 Ga2.6 The early cratering history of the Solar System; 2.7 Conclusions; References; THREE: The contact and compression stage of impact cratering; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Maximum pressures during contact and compression; 3.2.1 The planar impact approximation; 3.2.2 Energy partition during compression; 3.2.3 Unloading of the projectile; 3.3 Jetting during contact and compression; 3.4 The isobaric core; 3.5 Oblique impact; 3.6 The end of contact and compression; References; FOUR: Excavation and impact ejecta emplacement; 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Excavation4.3 Impact plume; 4.4 Generation of continuous ejecta blankets; 4.5 Rayed craters; 4.6 Generation of multiple ejecta layers; 4.6.1 Observations; 4.6.2 Initial impact melt production and early emplacement; 4.6.3 Late-stage melt emplacement --
the surface melt flow phase; 4.7 Distal impact ejecta; 4.8 Depth of excavation; References; FIVE: The modification stage of crater formation; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Morphology and morphometry of simple and complex impact craters; 5.2.1 Simple crater morphology; 5.2.2 Complex crater morphology; 5.2.3 Crater morphology as a function of size. 5.3 Kinematics of crater collapse5.3.1 Kinematics of simple crater formation; 5.3.2 Kinematics of complex crater formation; 5.4 Subsurface structure of complex impact craters; 5.4.1 Crater rim; 5.4.2 Ring syncline; 5.4.3 Central uplift; 5.4.4 Peak ring; 5.5 Mechanics of cavity collapse: what makes the target so weak?; 5.5.1 Target disintegration into blocks; 5.5.2 Distributed and localized brittle deformation; 5.5.3 Localized melting; 5.5.4 Temporary weakening; 5.6 Effects of oblique impact incidences on cavity collapse; 5.7 Effects of rheologically complex targets on cavity modification.
|Responsibility:||edited by Gordon R. Osinski and Elisabetta Pierazzo.|
"I fully recommend this book to anyone interested in impacts and their geological influence. Impact Cratering is first class, fascinating reading to the expert, I am sure, as well as the novice (like