Prof. Liner is Department of Geosciences Chair at the University of Arkansas, holds the Maurice F. Storm Chair of Petroleum Geology and served as 2014/5 SEG President.
Liner earned a BS in Geology (U. Arkansas, 1978), MS. in Geophysics (U. Tulsa, 1980), and PhD in Geophysics (Colo. School of Mines, Center for Wave Phenomena, 1989). He has 11 years industrial experience in exploration (Conoco) and geophysical research (Western Geo, Fairfield, Saudi Aramco). From 1990-2004 Liner was a faculty member in Geosciences at The University of Tulsa. In January 2008 he joined the faculty of the University of Houston as Professor and Associate Director of the Allied Geophysical Labs industrial consortium. In fall 2011 he was named Department Associate Chair and Interim Chair in spring 2012.
Prof. Liner’s research interests include Petroleum reservoir characterization and monitoring, CO2 sequestration geophysics, advanced seismic interpretation methods, seismic data analysis and processing, near surface, anisotropy, and seismic wave propagation. He has served as Editor of Geophysics (1999-2001), authored many technical papers, scientific meeting abstracts, The Leading Edge column Seismos (since 1992), and the text book Elements of 3D Seismology soon in 3rd edition. Liner is a member of SEG, AAPG, AGU, EAGE and the European Academy of Sciences.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Milan earthquake (20 May 2012 4:05am)
My sleep has been sporadic. Heavy dozing before midnight then up at 3 to read and crash 5-9. While reading David Copperfield at 4:05 am, I heard a sound like creaking windows in a wind, but no wind. Then came a hard shove sideways of the bed that had me thinking someone was in the room, but nothing there. It was a magnitude 6 earthquake as reported in the popular press and by the USGS. My first EQ!! Every seismologist should go through one. Now I have. For the record, the strong motion was horizontal and (from orientation of my bed) first strong motion was along a 200 degree azimuth. There was no discernible vertical motion. My coordinates: 45°25'17.20" N 9°15'10.15" E (map)