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Problems in Recovering Crater Production FunctionsTwo techniques proposed for the recovery of the crater production functions on densely cratered surfaces were appraised. The first technique classifies craters according to their degree of rim preservation, then interprets the statistics of the freshest craters as closely mimicing the full population's production function. This method is misleading for densely cratered surfaces. The second technique measures and weighs each crater diameter by the fraction of the crater that remains unoverlapped by subsequent impacts. The method is theoretically sound even at saturation crater densities, though it too fails at high densities.
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Legacy CDMS
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Woronow, A.
(Houston Univ. TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1985
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Publication: NASA, Washington Repts. of Planetary Geol. and Geophys. Program, 1984
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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