The Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the science of geophysics in the Appalachian Basin.

We are an official section of the Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG).

Monthly meetings are generally held from September to May on the first Tuesday of each month at various locations around the Greater Pittsburgh area. However, be sure to check the event calendar as exceptions to this rule occur often.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

2014 GSP Scholarship Program Announced

Established in 2013 by the Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh, the purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for a junior or senior undergraduate pursuing a BS degree with emphasis in geophysics and who is planning to attend graduate school where he/she will pursue a Masters or PhD degree with an emphasis in geophysics; or a graduate student in geophysics or on a geoscience tract emphasizing geophysics. In either case the student should be attending an accredited college or university in the northeast US within the boundaries of the Appalachian basin.
    Armstrong County Community Foundation (ACCF), administers the fund.  ACCF must receive the complete 2014 application packet by March 15, but you are encouraged to review the process early so you have time to assemble the required components, including information from three (3) references.
     Get started today! Click HERE.

Upcoming events

May 07, 2014 5:00 PM • Grand Concourse, Station Square, 125 West Station Square, Pittsburgh

Wednesday, May 7 GSP Meeting

Grand Concourse, Station Square, Pittsburgh    REGISTER

Kink Band Genesis in the Appalachian Basin:
A Structural and Geomechanical Interpretation
Mr. Scott Wessels, Statoil

The prolific Marcellus Shale occurs within the Appalachian Plateau detachment sheet that overlies a Silurian salt décollement. The internal structures of the detachment sheet have been variously described as folds, reverse faults, and thrust-cored anticlines. Using 3-D seismic data and geosteering analysis we show that the dominant internal structures are reverse kink bands.

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