Standardizing the nomenclature of Martian impact crater ejecta morphologies

Nadine 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)
Pages (from-to)26733-26738
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research E: Planets
Issue numberE11
StatePublished - Nov 25 2000
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Barlow, N., Boyce, J. M., Costard, F. M., Craddock, R. A., Garvin, J. B., Sakimoto, S. E. H., Kuzmin, R. O., Roddy, D. J., & Soderblom, L. A. (2000). Standardizing the nomenclature of Martian impact crater ejecta morphologies. Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets, 105(E11), 26733-26738.