Hypervelocity impact cratering of CO2 ice and implications for planetary sciences

Leliwa-Kopystynski, Jacek and Brooke-Thomas, W. and Burchell, Mark J. and Zarnecki, John C. (1997) Hypervelocity impact cratering of CO2 ice and implications for planetary sciences. In: McDonnell, J.A.M. and Spohn, T. and Mohlmann, D. and Klinger, J. and Geophys, European and Space Agcy, European Geophys Soc, eds. Advances in Space Research. Advances in Space Research, 20. Elsevier Science Ltd pp. 1577-1580. ISBN 0-08-043305-7. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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We present our experimental data for hypervelocity impacts at 5 km s(-1) on compact CO2 ice. We have examinated crater morphology (depth, diameter, shape and volume) for impacts by stainless steel projectiles of diameter from 0.4 mm to 2 mm. Relationships between crater and projectile parameters have been derived and extrapolation to other projectile sizes is considered By means of comparison of these results to impacts on H2O ice as presented in the literature, we discuss the influence of icy target material on impact crater records in the Solar System.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Additional information: Conference Information: BO.8, BO.3 and BO.5 Symposium of COSPAR Scientific Commission B on Hypervelocity Impacts in Space and Planetology, at the 31st COSPAR Scientific Assembly Birmingham, England, Jul 14-21, 1996 Comm Space Res; Int Astron Union; Int Union Geodesy & Geophys; European Space Agcy; European Geophys Soc Special Issue Hypervelocity Impacts in Space and Planetology
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009 18:18
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 15:47
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18156 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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