Richard Groshong

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Richard Groshong
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PhD university Brown University

Dr. Richard Groshong is Professor Emeritus of the Department Geological Sciences at the University of Alabama. He received his BS at Bucknell University in 1965, his MA at the Unversity of Texas at Austin in 1967 and his Ph.D. at Brown University in 1971, all in geology. [1]

Professor Groshong’s research program focuses on the interpretation, validation, and prediction techniques for compressional, extensional, and vertical structures. He and his students are exploring the predictive capabilities of 2-D and 3-D structural balancing, restoring, and modeling techniques. The primary objects of study are the extensional and compressional structures of the Black Warrior foreland basin and the adjacent Appalachian Valley and Ridge province, the extensional and vertical structures of the northern Gulf of Mexico basin, and laboratory models.

Best Paper in Interpretation Award 2015

He shared the Best Paper in Interpretation award with Dave Hale in 2015 for their paper ”Conical faults apparent in a 3D seismic image.”[2]


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  2. Dave Hale and Richard H. Groshong Jr. (2014). ”Conical faults apparent in a 3D seismic image.” Interpretation, 2(1), T1-T11. doi: 10.1190/INT-2013-0121.1