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Earth and Mars crater size frequency distribution and impact rates: Theoretical and observational analysis

@article{Bruckman2012EarthAM,
  title={Earth and Mars crater size frequency distribution and impact rates: Theoretical and observational analysis},
  author={W. Bruckman and A. Ruiz and E. Ramos},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2012}
}
A framework for the theoretical and analytical understanding of the impact crater-size frequency distribution is developed and applied to observed data from Mars and Earth. The analitical model derived gives the crater population,N, as a function of crater diameter,D, and age, taking into consideration the reduction in crater number as a function of time, cause by the elimination of craters due to effects, such as erosion, obliteration by other impacts, and tectonic changes. We are also able to… Expand
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