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October 7, 2019

Oct. 10 seminar to discuss cyclicity in carbonate rocks

Submitted by Karin Goldberg

Paul Enos, distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Kansas, will present a seminar at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in 213 Thompson Hall. Hosted by the Department of Geology, Enos will discuss the mechanisms for the generation of repetitive cycles in carbonate rocks, much like what we see in the rocks all around Manhattan, where yellowish carbonates are interbedded with colorful mudrocks. Enos will show a study done on the cyclic nature of shallow-water carbonates from the Alps in Austria.

Enos's research interests is in sedimentology, primarily carbonate facies and diagenesis. His significant contributions in these areas were recognized through awards by the Society for Sedimentary Geology, including the Pettijohn Medal for Sedimentology in 2001 and the Twenhofel Medal for Sedimentary Geology in 2013.