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Ben Cardenas

Benjamin Cardenas

Office Address: 
503 Deike Buiding
Assistant Professor (July 2022)
Department of Geosciences
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The Planetary Sedimentology Lab at Penn State works to understand how the sedimentary record reflects the evolution of ancient landscapes. We take a wide array of approaches towards answering this broad question, including field geology, 3D seismic interpretation of Earth’s subsurface, numerical modeling, and the investigation of modern sedimentary systems. We also value working beyond Earth, using remote sensing data of Mars and other planets and moons, as well as rover observations, to reconstruct the histories of different worlds across the solar system and to examine sedimentary processes and records formed within unique boundary conditions.