Unraveling geological history in the Middle East

Dr. Kevin MickusDr. Kevin Mickus, distinguished professor of geology, recently had his paper accepted by the Journal of Asian Earth Sciences.

That paper, which features two co-authors, focuses on Mickus’ research in the Western Desert of Iraq.

“We analyzed gravity and magnetic data for crustal structure,” said Mickus. “The goal was to determine the structure beneath the sedimentary rocks and relate them to the tectonic history of the region. We also wanted to determine the thickness of the sedimentary rocks and relate this to petroleum exploration.”

One of the co-authors was Ahmed Mouza, a visiting PhD student from Iraq who has his BS in geophysics from the University of Baghdad.

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