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
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.
et al., 2023, Ancient alluvial plains at Oxia Planum, Mars, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:601, ISSN:0012-821X
et al., 2022, The Origin of the Fracture Networks in the Mudstones of Gale Crater Mars; Their Implications Regarding the State of Stress and Fluid Pressure During Their Formation and the Depth to Which They Were Buried, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:127, ISSN:2169-9097
et al., 2022, Constraining Alteration Processes Along the Siccar Point Group Unconformity, Gale Crater, Mars: Results From the Sample Analysis at Mars Instrument, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Vol:127, ISSN:2169-9097
et al., 2022, Evidence for Fluctuating Wind in Shaping an Ancient Martian Dune Field: The Stimson Formation at the Greenheugh Pediment, Gale Crater, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:127, ISSN:2169-9097
et al., 2022, From Lake to River: Documenting an Environmental Transition Across the Jura/Knockfarril Hill Members Boundary in the Glen Torridon Region of Gale Crater (Mars), Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:127, ISSN:2169-9097