Copernican craters (D > 10km) between ±60° latitude

Shapefile of lunar craters (D > 10km) of Copernican age (<1.1Ga) located between 60°N and 60°S. Copernican craters, which are the youngest lunar craters exhibit high reflectance rays (i.e., "optically immature", with OMAT > 0.22). Their classification and characterization plays a significant role in understanding the meteorite flux in the last 3 billion years. For details see: Ravi, S., P. Mahanti, H. Meyer, M.S. Robinson (2016). On the Usefulness of Optical Maturity for Relative Age Classification of Fresh Craters. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2016.

Copernican craters (D ≥10km) between ±60° latitude Shapefile

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