The development of central peaks in lunar craters

  title={The development of central peaks in lunar craters},
  author={John W. Bond},
  journal={The moon and the planets},
  • J. W. Bond
  • Published 1 December 1981
  • Geology
  • The moon and the planets
From a consideration of equations describing the supersonic impact of a solid body on to a solid target, the difference between final crater depth and distance vertically below the original impact at which the rarefaction wave front, resulting from the reflection of the backward propagating shock wave in the meteorite, first intersects the forward travelling shock wave front in the target has been determined. A correlation between this difference and the height of central peak features in the… 
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