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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 69 (1985)

Issue: 2. (February)

First Page: 240

Last Page: 240

Title: Graphical Displays of Cross Sections Produced on the Computer: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Lawrence L. Brooks

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Much time is devoted to manually constructing cross sections and interpreting geologic data. Computer-generated displays can save manual effort and provide an interpretive aid for the geologist.

This poster session will display computer-generated cross sections containing full curve logs, lithology, oil and gas shows, geologic markers, interpreted dipmeters, and structural relationships. Contouring and the use of color will also be demonstrated as interpretive aids. Two of the methods used in preparing geologic data--the polynominal regression and the Markov process--will also be demonstrated. The poster session summarized the various ways in which the computer may display and aid in the interpretation of cross sections.

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