Numerical Modeling of the Largest Terrestrial Meteorite Craters

  title={Numerical Modeling of the Largest Terrestrial Meteorite Craters},
  author={B. Ivanov},
  journal={Solar System Research},
  • B. Ivanov
  • Published 2005
  • Geology
  • Solar System Research
Multi-ring impact basins have been found on the surfaces of almost all planetary bodies in the Solar system with solid crusts. The details of their formation mechanism are still unclear. We present results of our numerical modeling of the formation of the largest known terrestrial impact craters. The geological and geophysical data on these structures accumulated over many decades are used to place constraints on the parameters of available numerical models with a dual purpose: (i) to choose… Expand
146 Citations