Benjamin Cardenas

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Assistant Professor, Geosciences

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Recent Publications

Martian landscapes of fluvial ridges carved from ancient sedimentary basin fill

Cardenas, B. T., Lamb, M. P. & Grotzinger, J. P., Nov 2022, In: Nature Geoscience. 15, 11, p. 871-877 7 p.

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Paleogeographic Reconstructions of an Ocean Margin on Mars Based on Deltaic Sedimentology at Aeolis Dorsa

Cardenas, B. T. & Lamb, M. P., Oct 2022, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. 127, 10, e2022JE007390.

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Tributary channel networks formed by depositional processes

Swartz, J. M., Cardenas, B. T., Mohrig, D. & Passalacqua, P., Mar 2022, In: Nature Geoscience. 15, 3, p. 216-221 6 p.

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The Oligocene-Miocene Guadalope-Matarranya Fan, Spain, as an Analog for Long-Lived, Ridge-Bearing Megafans on Mars

Hayden, A. T., Lamb, M. P., Myrow, P. M., Mohrig, D., Williams, R. M. E., Cuevas Martínez, J. L., Cardenas, B. T., Findlay, C. P., Ewing, R. C. & McElroy, B. J., Dec 2021, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. 126, 12, e2021JE006993.

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Controls of aeolian dune height on cross-strata architecture: White Sands Dune Field, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Zhao, F., Cardenas, B. T. & Kim, W., May 2021, In: Journal of Sedimentary Research. 91, 5, p. 495-506 12 p.

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The anatomy of exhumed river-channel belts: Bedform to belt-scale river kinematics of the Ruby Ranch Member, Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah, USA

Cardenas, B. T., Mohrig, D., Goudge, T. A., Hughes, C. M., Levy, J. S., Swanson, T., Mason, J. & Zhao, F., Dec 2020, In: Sedimentology. 67, 7, p. 3655-3682 28 p.

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Pattern evolution and interactions in subaqueous dune fields: North loup river, Nebraska, U.S.A.

Mason, J., Cardenas, B. T., Day, M. D., Daniller-Varghese, M., Brothers, S. C., Kocurek, G. & Mohrig, D., Dec 2020, In: Journal of Sedimentary Research. 90, 12, p. 1734-1746 13 p.

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Preservation of autogenic processes and allogenic forcings in set-scale aeolian architecture II: The scour-and-fill dominated Jurassic Page Sandstone, Arizona, U.S.A.

Cardenas, B. T., Kocurek, G., Mohrig, D., Swanson, T., Hughes, C. M. & Brothers, S. C., 2019, In: Journal of Sedimentary Research. 89, 8, p. 741-760 20 p.

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The Effect of Remote Sensing Resolution Limits on Aeolian Sandstone Measurements and the Reconstruction of Ancient Dune Fields on Mars: Numerical Experiment Using the Page Sandstone, Earth

Cardenas, B. T., Swanson, T., Goudge, T. A., Wagner, R. W. & Mohrig, D., Dec 1 2019, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. 124, 12, p. 3244-3256 13 p.

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Deltaic deposits indicative of a paleo-coastline at Aeolis Dorsa, Mars

Hughes, C. M., Cardenas, B. T., Goudge, T. A. & Mohrig, D., Jan 1 2019, In: Icarus. 317, p. 442-453 12 p.

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Antecedent aeolian dune topographic control on carbonate and evaporite facies: Middle Jurassic Todilto Member, Wanakah Formation, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, USA

Kocurek, G., Martindale, R. C., Day, M., Goudge, T. A., Kerans, C., Hassenruck-Gudipati, H. J., Mason, J., Cardenas, B. T., Petersen, E. I., Mohrig, D., Aylward, D. S., Hughes, C. M. & Nazworth, C. M., Apr 2019, In: Sedimentology. 66, 3, p. 808-837 30 p.

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Preservation of autogenic processes and allogenic forcings in set-scale aeolian architecture I: Numerical experiments

Swanson, T., Mohrig, D., Kocurek, G., Cardenas, B. T. & Wolinsky, M. A., 2019, In: Journal of Sedimentary Research. 89, 8, p. 728-740 13 p.

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Fluvial stratigraphy of valley fills at Aeolis Dorsa, Mars: Evidence for base-level fluctuations controlled by a downstream water body

Cardenas, B. T., Mohrig, D. & Goudge, T. A., Mar 1 2018, In: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 130, 3-4, p. 484-498 15 p.

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Stratigraphy and paleohydrology of delta channel deposits, Jezero crater, Mars

Goudge, T. A., Mohrig, D., Cardenas, B. T., Hughes, C. M. & Fassett, C. I., Feb 2018, In: Icarus. 301, p. 58-75 18 p.

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