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Current Catalog Downloads
On-line Crater Resources

Mars Crater Catalogs



  • Barlow Northern Hemisphere Crater Database V2 (not yet available)

    GIS Shapefile / Table - Zip File
    • Geographic - Decimal Degrees (Latitude/Longitude)


  • Boyce Northern Plains Depth/Diameter Database

    GIS Shapefile / Table - Zip File

Mars Historical Crater Catalogs



References (sampling)

  • Barlow, N. G., J. M. Boyce, F. M. Costard, R. A. Craddock, J. B. Garvin, S. E. H. Sakimoto, R. O. Kuzmin, D. J. Roddy, and L. A. Soderblom (2000), Standardizing the nomenclature of Martian impact crater ejecta morphologies, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 26733-26738.
  • Barlow, N. G. (2006), Impact craters in the northern hemisphere of Mars: Layered ejecta and central pit characteristics, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 41, 1425-1436.
  • Barlow, N. G., C. W. Barnes, O. S. Barnouin-Jha, J. M. Boyce, C. R. Chapman, F. M. Costard, R. A. Craddock, J. B. Garvin, R. Greeley, T. M. Hare, R. O. Kuzmin, P. J. Mouginis-Mark, H. E. Newsom, S. E. H. Sakimoto, S. T. Stewart, and L. A. Soderblom (2003), Utilizing GIS in Martian impact crater studies , in ISPRS WG IV/9: Extraterrestrial Mapping Workshop, Advances in Planetary Mapping (pdf).
  • Boyce, J.M. and Mouginis-Mark, P.J. (2006), Martian craters viewed by the Thermal Emission Imaging System instrument: Double-layered ejecta craters, Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 111, Issue E10.
  • Boyce, J.M., et al. (2005) Mars Lowland Plains Crater Data, JGR Planets.
  • Crater Analysis Techniques Working Group (1978) Standard Techniques for Presentation and Analysis of Crater Size-Frequency Data. NASA Technical Memorandum 79730, 20 pp.
  • Hartmann and Neukum (2001) Cratering chronolgy and the Evolution of Mars (2001), (pdf)
  • Hartmann, W. K. (2005), Martian Cratering 8: Isochron refinement and the chronology of Mars, Icarus, Volume 174, Issue 2, p. 294-320.


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