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The Bureau of Economic Geology’s Dr. Oliver Duffy Wins the Robert Mitchum Award

June 16, 2022
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Bureau researcher Oliver Duffy and his coauthors have been awarded the 2022 Robert Mitchum Award for the paper "Principles of shortening in salt basins containing isolated minibasins," which appeared in Volume 33 of the journal Basin Research published in February of 2021.

The annual Robert Mitchum Award is presented by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) to the author of the best paper published in Basin Research during the preceding calendar year. The winning paper must meet high scientific standards and should represent a significant contribution to one or more of the disciplines represented by the journal.

The informative paper explains that in settings with isolated minibasins, and a high salt volume, shortening induces salt flow, and that the flow of salt contributes to the translation, tilt and, rotation of minibasins during shortening.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Duffy!


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