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.
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