Numerical simulations of crater formation processes
Craters form on all planetary surfaces and are used to estimate the age of these surfaces.
Many aspects including the crater formation process and crater-projectile scaling relations are unexplored, but are important to properly transfer the lunar chronology to other terrestrial planets (including the Earth). Target properties play a major role for the final size of small craters (diameter range 1 m to several 100 m).
The task is to evaluate target structure and material properties for this crater range.
These projects will include numerical simulations, but also building GIS data bases and remote sensing image interpretation.