Tuesday, May 12, 2015

MArkUP Data 12 May 2015

Been working lately with Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) to make publication quality graphics of our MArkUP group data. This plot shows the outcrop inventory, quarries and wells in the primary research area of NW Arkansas. Site L104C is given as an example of how to highlight particular sites that contribute to a publication or thesis. The GMT shell script is a template for students to generate such figures. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Carbonate Geophysics, Japan and YouTube

Just returned from a trip to China and Japan.

China included a side trip to Beijing for a visit with the BGP President Guo Liang. The main China event the Gravity and Magnetics (GEM) conference in Chengdu co-sponsored by SEG and CGS (Chinese Geophysical Society). About 300 attended GEM including 50 from outside China. I did not see the giant Panda that Chengdu is famous for, but we did take a wonderful tour of a temple district and experienced a traditional Hot Pot restaurant. An side story to GEM Chengdu 2015 was my spending time with Dr. Jie Zhang professor at China University of Science and Technology. More importantly (for me) is that Jie is the Founder and Chairman of GeoTomo a software company that specializes in earth modeling and imaging. In dinner conversations it came up that my MArkUP group at the University of Arkansas was shooting shallow seismic data to solve geological problems. To make a long story short, Jie offered to donate the flagship GeoTomo software, called TomoPlus, for use in research and teaching at U of A. Thank you Jie!

In Japan, my host was Dr. Jun Matsushita (University of Tokyo) who spoiled me relentlessly. Had a very good meeting with SEG Japan president Dr. Saito, executive of the SEGJ board members Dr. Chiba and Dr. Osawa. I wish to publicly thank Dr. Matsushita and the University of Tokyo for treating me like a king in Japan.

Yours truly at the iconic building of the University of Tokyo
Carbonate Geophysics

On 24 April I gave a short talk on Carbonate Geophysics at the JOGMEC research office. I have posted that talk in two parts to YouTube.  Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What a great week!

Today the last edits were completed for the upcoming SEG book Elements of 3D Seismology 3rd edition. Still some work to do on an Appendix and figure tweaks, but the big job is done.

And... on Sunday an Arkansas statewide profile article was published.  My 15 minutes of fame has come and gone.  Felt great...