- Publication Date
- 1980

Small impact craters in the lunar regolith - Their morphologies, relative ages, and rates of formation; 1980; Article; Journal; The Moon and the Planets; Moore, H. J.; Boyce, J. M.; Hahn, D. A.

Apparently, there are two types of size-frequency distributions of small lunar craters (???1-100 m across): (1) crater production distributions for which the cumulative frequency of craters is an inverse function of diameter to power near 2.8, and (2) steady-state distributions for which the cumulative frequency of craters is inversely proportional to the square of their diameters. According to theory, cumulative frequencies of craters in each morphologic category within the steady-state should also be an inverse function of the square of their diameters. Some data on frequency distribution of craters by morphologic types are approximately consistent with theory, whereas other data are inconsistent with theory. A flux of crater producing [...]