Impact Cratering: Processes and Products

G. R. Osinski

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Impact Cratering: Processes and Products

Impact Cratering Processes and Products Impact cratering is arguably the most ubiquitous geological process in the Solar System It has played an important role in Earth s history shaping the geological landscape affecting the evolution of

  • Title: Impact Cratering: Processes and Products
  • Author: G. R. Osinski
  • ISBN: 9781405198295
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Impact cratering is arguably the most ubiquitous geological process in the Solar System It has played an important role in Earth s history, shaping the geological landscape, affecting the evolution of life, and generating economic resources However, it was only in the latter half of the 20th century that the importance of impact cratering as a geological process was recoImpact cratering is arguably the most ubiquitous geological process in the Solar System It has played an important role in Earth s history, shaping the geological landscape, affecting the evolution of life, and generating economic resources However, it was only in the latter half of the 20th century that the importance of impact cratering as a geological process was recognized and only during the past couple of decades that the study of meteorite impact structures has moved into the mainstream This book seeks to fill a critical gap in the literature by providing an overview text covering broad aspects of the impact cratering process and aimed at graduate students, professionals and researchers alike It introduces readers to the threat and nature of impactors, the impact cratering process, the products, and the effects both destructive and beneficial A series of chapters on the various techniques used to study impact craters provide a foundation for anyone studying impact craters for the first time.

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