Multiblast Crater Code

By Ingo Sonder1, Alison Graettinger1, Greg A Valentine1

University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB)

Estimate sizes of craters that were created by multiple subsurface explosions.

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Version 1.0 - published on 22 Sep 2015

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Crater size - blast energy - explosion location relationships are known from a wide range of experiments. But not much is known if several blasts form a craters. This code (and the model cited below) aims to fix this gap.

The code is based on the supplementary material of a JGR article on the scaling behavior of mulitblast craters.

I. Sonder; A. H. Graettinger & G. A. Valentine, 2015: Scaling multiblast craters: general approach and application to volcanic craters. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, doi: 10.1002/2015JB012018 .

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Ingo Sonder, Alison Graettinger, Greg A Valentine (2015). Multiblast Crater Code.

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