Imperial College London

DrStevenBanham

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Associate
 
 
 
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Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-1206-1639

Recent publication:

A Rock Record of Complex Aeolian Bedforms in a Hesperian Desert Landscape: The Stimson Formation as Exposed in the Murray Buttes, Gale Crater, Mars

Steven G. Banham, Sanjeev Gupta, David M. Rubin, Kenneth S. Edgett, Robert Barnes, Jason Van Beek, Jessica A. Watkins, Lauren A. Edgar, Christopher M. Fedo, Rebecca M. Williams, Kathryn M. Stack, John P. Grotzinger, Kevin Lewis, Ryan C. Ewing, Mackenzie Day, Ashwin R. Vasavada

First published: 30 March 2021 JGR-Planets | https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JE006554

Stimson formation unconformity

Research Outline

My research is on the Sedimentological reconstruction of ancient habitable environments on the lower slopes of Mount Sharp, Gale Crater, Mars, using data collected by the Curiosity Rover.

Current investigation involves analysis of grain-scale textures, sedimentary facies, architectural elements, and palaeocurrent data collected from the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) and the MastCam instruments. This information can then be used to reconstruct the ancient martian landscape, and better understand sediment transport processes, depositional envirionments, and the regional climate.

Curiosity Rover


Publications

Journals

Banham SG, Gupta S, Rubin DM, et al., 2021, A Rock Record of Complex Aeolian Bedforms in a Hesperian Desert Landscape: The Stimson Formation as Exposed in the Murray Buttes, Gale Crater, Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:126, ISSN:2169-9097

Fraeman AA, Edgar LA, Rampe EB, et al., 2020, Evidence for a diagenetic origin of vera rubin ridge, gale crater, Mars: summary and synthesis of curiosity's exploration campaign, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Vol:125, ISSN:2169-9097, Pages:1-34

Edgett KS, Banham SG, Bennett KA, et al., 2020, Extraformational sediment recycling on Mars, Geosphere, Vol:16, ISSN:1553-040X

Davis JM, Banham SG, Grindrod PM, et al., 2020, Morphology, Development, and Sediment Dynamics of Elongating Linear Dunes on Mars, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:47, ISSN:0094-8276

Bedford CC, Schwenzer SP, Bridges JC, et al., 2020, Geochemical variation in the Stimson formation of Gale crater: Provenance, mineral sorting, and a comparison with modern Martian dunes, Icarus, Vol:341, ISSN:0019-1035

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