Laboratory Investigations of the Temperature Dependence of Hypervelocity Impact Cratering in Ice

Grey, Ivan D.S. and Burchell, Mark J. and Shrine, Nick R.G. (2001) Laboratory Investigations of the Temperature Dependence of Hypervelocity Impact Cratering in Ice. Advances in Space Research, 28 (10). pp. 1527-1532. ISSN 0273-1177 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Laboratory investigations by hypervelocity impact cratering in water ices are usually carried out at temperatures of approximate 250-265 K. However, icy surfaces in the Solar System are typically at lower temperatures. Accordingly a study of the temperature dependence of cratering in water ice has been carried out using a two-stage light gas gun firing mm-sized projectile at 5 - 6 km s(-1). The temperature of the water ice targets has been varied in the range 152-253 K. The variation in depth, diameter and volume of the resulting craters is presented as a function of temperature. (C) 2001 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Mark Burchell
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2008 18:09
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 08:50
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5059 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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