Geoscience professor takes another crack at seismology book

Christopher Liner recently published an updated edition of his *Elements of 3D Seismology,* at least in part to include more information on seismology's role in gas and oil exploration.
 
"It's an in-depth introduction to acquiring, processing and understanding 3D seismic data," said Liner, chair and professor of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arkansas. "The book is not only intended for beginning geophysicists, but also for experts in related fields such as engineering, petroleum and geology, as well as professional geophysicists who want to learn about another subfield of their specialty."
 
Liner’s book is divided into three parts: wave propagation, seismic data processing and seismic interpretation. This edition updates information in the latter two sections, discussing, for example, new seismology data and interpretation software known as Opendtech. The book also offers pictures and illustrations that provide real-life examples of formation interpretations.
 
"Since approximately 80 percent of the world's energy use is fossil fuels, the study of geophysics and 3D seismic data is especially relevant," Liner said. "To address this, the new edition also includes a section on fossil fuel cost, climate concerns and energy sustainability."

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