Imperial College London

DrStevenBanham

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Teaching Fellow in Planetary Surface Processes
 
 
 
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Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

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

Watkins JA, Grotzinger JP, Stein NT, et al., 2022, Burial and Exhumation of Sedimentary Rocks Revealed by the Base Stimson Erosional Unconformity, Gale Crater, Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:127, ISSN:2169-9097

Rubin DM, Lapotre MAG, Stevens AW, et al., 2022, Ancient Winds, Waves, and Atmosphere in Gale Crater, Mars, Inferred From Sedimentary Structures and Wave Modeling, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:127, ISSN:2169-9097

Davis JM, Grindrod PM, Banham SG, et al., 2021, A record of syn-tectonic sedimentation revealed by perched alluvial fan deposits in Valles Marineris, Mars, Geology, Vol:49, ISSN:0091-7613, Pages:1250-1254

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

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