Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Geophysics, fourth edition
The fourth edition of SEG's bestseller is a valuable, comprehensive reference that is a must for every geophysicist, geologist, explorationist, engineer, energy adviser, economist, and student involved in the field. Hundreds of terms have been added since publication of the third edition in 1991, reflecting rapid evolution of the science, especially in the areas of engineering and production problems, 3D (including multicomponent) acquisition and processing, visualization, S-waves and converted waves, interpretation, anisotropy, AVO, geostatistics, geohazards, neural networks, tomography, downhole measurements, horizontal drilling, and deepwater work. Definitions of hundreds of other terms have been updated. The Encyclopedic Dictionary's title has been modified slightly to reflect growth in application of geophysical methods, with the word Applied replacing the word Exploration. The dictionary includes a guide to pronunciation and a list of reference figures and tables. In the printed form of the book, a CD containing the dictionary in searchable PDF format also is included.