Welcome to the SEG Wiki
About the SEG Wiki
The goal of the SEG Wiki is to: expand the world’s knowledge of geophysics, further layer the science, and engage emerging professionals in the field. Robert E. Sheriff's Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Geophysics, fourth edition and Oz Yilmaz's Seismic Data Analysis seeded the SEG Wiki with its initial content. We encourage you to read, edit, and enhance the SEG Wiki. Add your layer to the science of geophysics today.
- Visit the quick help guide and FAQ article.
- Articles and areas needing attention, includes simple ways to start contributing.
- Get tips, support, and prestige updating Seismic Data Analysis and Sheriff's Dictionary
- Update SEG's historical and current biographies
- Publish your own profile page or Student Chapter.
- List of articles to fix math equations in Sheriff's Dictionary.
Take your contributions to the next level - learn more about the 2015 wiki awards!
- Email the SEG Wiki team at
wikiseg.orgwith your questions and comments. Additionally, you can engage the SEG Wiki Editor directly on this site.
- Connect with us on Twitter @SEGWiki and Facebook
Wiki help video series
This help series aims to provide you with the skills necessary to start contributing. We have completed help videos on launching your own user page, growing articles in our biographies section, and advanced tutorials on improving Sheriff's Dictionary. Future videos are planned, so bookmark the playlist!
The SEG is publishing an increasing number of geophysical tutorials. The seventh tutorial, Picking unconformities, was recently published in the February 2015 edition of The Leading Edge.
Key concepts from SEG books
SEG Wiki has been working closely with Don Herron to create wiki articles based on Don’s 2011 book First Steps in Seismic Interpretation. Don has condensed, expanded, and paraphrased key concepts from his book for the wiki. Articles on derivation of Poisson's ratio, derivation of reflection coefficient, derivation of Snell's Law, correlation procedures in building a depth migration velocity model, interpretation work flows, and visual estimation of wavelet phase are now available.
Seismic Data Analysis is here!
Oz Yilmaz’s renowned Seismic Data Analysis is now fully available as an open access book and freely available to read, edit, and grow through your contributions!
Many of the pioneers in the development of exploration geophysics reside in the Biographies. Add your insight and knowledge of these trailblazers for the next generation.
Please help us develop our women in geoscience biographies.
Our fourth #SEGWikiChat will be held Tuesday, February 24. John Stockwell, 2014 Wiki Champion and research associate at the Center for Wave Phenomena at Colorado School of Mines, will be our featured guest. Join us for the fourth installment on February 24, 2015!
- Date and time: Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 10:00-11:00am CST
- Place: SEG Wiki channel on Muut
- Guest: John Stockwell, Center for Wave Phenomena, Colorado School of Mines
- Audience: All SEG members, and the greater geophysics community
All questions are welcome. Cannot make the chat? Email your questions to