SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course 2012

*A one-day course touring worldwide in 2012

Chris Liner

University of Houston

Elements of Seismic Dispersion: A somewhat practical guide to frequency-dependent phenomena


Christopher L. Liner joined the faculty of the University of Houston Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in January 2008 and is now professor and associate director of the Allied Geophysical Laboratories industrial consortium. He earned a bachelor of science degree in geology from the University of Arkansas in 1978, a master of science in geophysics from the University of Tulsa in 1980, and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the Center for Wave Phenomena at Colorado School of Mines in 1989. He began his career with Western Geophysical in London as a research geophysicist, followed by six years with Conoco. After working a year with Golden Geophysical, he served as a faculty member of the University of Tulsa Department of Geosciences from 1990 to 2004. From 2005 through 2007, Liner worked as research geophysicist with Saudi EXPEC Advanced Research Center, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Liner's research interests include petroleum reservoir characterization and monitoring, CO2-sequestration geophysics, advanced seismic-interpretation methods, seismic data analysis and processing, near surface, anisotropy, and seismic wave propagation. He served as editor of Geophysics in 1999–2001 and contributing editor to World Oil in 2010 and is an editorial board member for the Journal of Seismic Exploration. Liner has written many technical papers, abstracts for scientific meetings, the "Seismos" column in The Leading Edge (since 1992), the "Seismos Blog," and the textbook Elements of 3D Seismology, now in its second edition. Liner is a member of SEG, AAPG, AGU, the Seismological Society of America, and the European Academy of Sciences. In 2011, he was named an honorary member of the Geophysical Society of Houston.