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The fourth edition of SEG's bestseller is now available in its entirety on the wiki - for free. This is a valuable, comprehensive reference that is a must for every geophysicist, geologist, explorationist, engineer, energy adviser, economist, and student involved in the field. In the [http://shop.seg.org/OnlineStore/ProductDetail/tabid/177/Default.aspx?ProductId=896  printed form of the book], a CD containing the dictionary in searchable PDF format also is included.
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The fourth edition of SEG's bestseller is now available in its entirety on the wiki - for free. This is a valuable, comprehensive reference that is a must for every geophysicist, geologist, explorationist, engineer, energy adviser, economist, and student involved in the field.  
 
 
 
 
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* [[Dictionary:Appendices|Appendices]]
 
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== Translation projects ==
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In February 2017, a group of volunteers started translating Robert Sheriff's ''Encyclopedic Dictionary'' into Spanish. As of 1 March 2018, sixty two contributors have translated 4,962 words (73 percent complete) and made 35,087 edits.
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[[Spanish translation volunteer|Volunteer with the Spanish translation project today.]]
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Since the initial language project, teams of volunteers have started translating the ''Dictionary'' into Mandarin, Arabic, and Russian. When you visit a ''Dictionary'' article - for example [[Dictionary:mud log|mud log]] - look at the top for available translations. If you would like to be involved in any of the translation projects, contact Andrew {{email|ageary|seg.org}}.
  
== Common editing tasks ==
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Since Robert Sheriff conceptualized a written book when completing his work, there are three common issues that detract from the full online experience. These issues arise:
 
# the equations
 
# the references
 
# the figures
 
  
=== Equations ===
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== Volunteer with the SEG Wiki ==
Most of the equations in the Dictionary are poorly formatted. This is due to the initial conversion process from book to wiki.  
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The fourth edition of SEG's bestseller ''Encyclopedic Dictionary'' was last updated in 2002. It's a valuable reference that now needs to be updated for the next generation of scientists. Along with the SEG Wiki Committee, help the Society and the science of applied geophysics with this ambitious project to crowd source the fifth edition of the ''Dictionary'' and honor the legacy and scholarship of Robert Sheriff.
  
If you know LaTeX, or are willing to learn, you can help us fix them. The site that will help you fix these equations is [http://www.codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php CodeCogs]. CodeCogs is a visual website that allows you to create the math code you need.  
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'''The SEG Wiki committee and SEG staff seek volunteers with geophysical knowledge to update Robert Sheriff's ''Encyclopedic Dictionary'' on the SEG Wiki.''' These volunteers will write articles based on the content list built by the SEG Wiki Committee. These volunteers will ensure that content is clear, concise, and accurate. Additionally, new entries will model the encyclopedic model (of the SEG Wiki and Wikipedia) over the dictionary style.  
  
This [[A mathematical review of the Fourier transform|article]] provides numerous examples of the proper math code. Visit [[:Category:Pages with unformatted equations|this page]] for a list of articles that need fixed.
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[[Fifth edition editor|Learn more and sign up today!]]
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== Common editing tasks ==
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Since Robert Sheriff conceptualized a written book when completing his work, there are two common issues that detract from the full online experience. These issues arise in:
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# references
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# figures
  
 
=== References ===
 
=== References ===
Just like technical papers, wikis need citations and references if they are to be useful and trusted. Frequently, references will appear in the articles without the proper citations. This is the [[Dictionary:References|full list of references]] that appear in the Dictionary. Use this page to locate the missing full citations in the Dictionary articles.
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Just like technical papers, wikis need citations and references if they are to be useful and trusted. Frequently, references will appear in the articles without proper citations. This is the [[Dictionary:References|full list of references]] that appear in the Dictionary. Use this page to locate the missing full citations in the Dictionary articles.
  
The [[Dictionary:Q(Quality)|Q article]] has been fixed. Here are two that need to be fixed: [[Dictionary:anisotropy|anisotropy]] and [[Dictionary:Tomography|tomography]].
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The [[Dictionary:Q(Quality)|Q article]] has been fixed. ''Note'': References can be difficult to find since there is not a category listing all of the pages that need references. Many of the articles, including Dictionary figures, will need to have references added.
 
 
''Note'': References are more difficult to find since there is not a category listing all of the pages that need references. Many of the articles, including Dictionary figures, will need to have references added.
 
  
 
=== Figures ===
 
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It is possible that these figures will have the same issues as the dictionary entries: improper math and no references. I encourage you to address these issues in the figures as you see them.
 
It is possible that these figures will have the same issues as the dictionary entries: improper math and no references. I encourage you to address these issues in the figures as you see them.
  
The [[Dictionary:Q(Quality)|Q article]] shows one way to integrate them. Some articles have lots of figures. The [[Dictionary:Tomography|tomography]] article needs fixed..
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The [[Dictionary:Q(Quality)|Q article]] shows one way to integrate them. Some articles have lots of figures. ''Note'': Figures can be difficult to find since there is not a category listing all of the pages that need figures included.
 
 
== Sheriff's ''Dictionary'' contest ==
 
The first user that fixes the [[Dictionary:S-wave|s-wave article]] - incorporating the math equations correctly and integrates the figures and references within the article - will receive a '''2014 SEG Denver coffee mug'''.
 
  
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Revision as of 15:38, 5 April 2018

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Geophysics
173A tilted 700px.png
Series Investigations in Geophysics, No. 13
Title Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Geophysics
Author Robert Sheriff
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/1.9781560802969
ISBN ISBN 978-1-56080-118-4
Store SEG Online Store

The fourth edition of SEG's bestseller is now available in its entirety on the wiki - for free. This is a valuable, comprehensive reference that is a must for every geophysicist, geologist, explorationist, engineer, energy adviser, economist, and student involved in the field.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X X Y Z

Translation projects

In February 2017, a group of volunteers started translating Robert Sheriff's Encyclopedic Dictionary into Spanish. As of 1 March 2018, sixty two contributors have translated 4,962 words (73 percent complete) and made 35,087 edits.

Volunteer with the Spanish translation project today.

Since the initial language project, teams of volunteers have started translating the Dictionary into Mandarin, Arabic, and Russian. When you visit a Dictionary article - for example mud log - look at the top for available translations. If you would like to be involved in any of the translation projects, contact Andrew ageary‐at‐seg.org.

Translation 2018.jpg

Volunteer with the SEG Wiki

The fourth edition of SEG's bestseller Encyclopedic Dictionary was last updated in 2002. It's a valuable reference that now needs to be updated for the next generation of scientists. Along with the SEG Wiki Committee, help the Society and the science of applied geophysics with this ambitious project to crowd source the fifth edition of the Dictionary and honor the legacy and scholarship of Robert Sheriff.

The SEG Wiki committee and SEG staff seek volunteers with geophysical knowledge to update Robert Sheriff's Encyclopedic Dictionary on the SEG Wiki. These volunteers will write articles based on the content list built by the SEG Wiki Committee. These volunteers will ensure that content is clear, concise, and accurate. Additionally, new entries will model the encyclopedic model (of the SEG Wiki and Wikipedia) over the dictionary style.

Learn more and sign up today!

Common editing tasks

Since Robert Sheriff conceptualized a written book when completing his work, there are two common issues that detract from the full online experience. These issues arise in:

  1. references
  2. figures

References

Just like technical papers, wikis need citations and references if they are to be useful and trusted. Frequently, references will appear in the articles without proper citations. This is the full list of references that appear in the Dictionary. Use this page to locate the missing full citations in the Dictionary articles.

The Q article has been fixed. Note: References can be difficult to find since there is not a category listing all of the pages that need references. Many of the articles, including Dictionary figures, will need to have references added.

Figures

As with references, most of the figures do not appear in their entirely on the article. All of the figures for Sheriff’s Dictionary have captions. We will retain the captions when adding the figures to the Dictionary entries.

It is possible that these figures will have the same issues as the dictionary entries: improper math and no references. I encourage you to address these issues in the figures as you see them.

The Q article shows one way to integrate them. Some articles have lots of figures. Note: Figures can be difficult to find since there is not a category listing all of the pages that need figures included.