Climate, tectonics and landscape evolution in the northern Basin

Multi-Purpose Bldg Room MP 108
Monday October 4
3:40 – 5:00
2010 SEG/AAPG Fall
Distinguished Lecturer
Carl H. Sondergeld
Rumblings from the Laboratory:
Past, Present, and Future
The complexity of rocks in nature, and its resultant imprint
on rock properties, makes empirical laboratory studies
necessary and relevant. Experimental confirmation of the
Biot-Gassmann theory provided rock physics with one of
the most important tools for the analysis of pre-stack
seismic data. Our history is rich with examples of how
laboratory measurements have lead to innovations in fieldscale technologies. This talk will highlight these
contributions, and will discuss promising future directions
in experimental rock physics.