Peter Vail

Professor emeritus


vail@rice.edu
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Education

1952 BA Dartmouth College
1952 MS Northwestern University
1956 PhD Northwestern University

Awards & Honors

2005 Benjamin Franklin Medal
2004 Marcus Millin Legendary Geoscientist Award (American Geological Institute)
2003 Penrose Medal (Geological Society of America)
2003 Sidney Powers Memorial Award (American Association of Petroleum Geologists)
1999 Grover Murray Distinguished Educator Award (American Association of Petroleum Geologists)
1976 Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal (Society of Exploration Geophysicists)
AAPG President's Award and Matson Award for best papers
Individual Achievement Award (Offshore Technology Conference)
Twenhofel Medal (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

Keywords

sequence stratigraphy, seismic stratigraphy, geology, exploration geophysics

Selected Publications

BU Haq, J Hardenbol, PR Vail, 1987, Chronology of fluctuating sea levels since the Triassic, Science 235 (4793), 1156-1167

PR Vail, RG Todd, JB Sangree, 1977, Seismic stratigraphy and global changes of sea level: Part 5. Chronostratigraphic significance of seismic reflections: Section 2. Application of seismic reflection configuration to stratigraphic interpretation, AAPG Special Volumes 165, 99-116

PR Vail, RM Mitchum Jr, S Thompson III, 1977, Seismic Stratigraphy and Global Changes of Sea Level: Part 4. Global Cycles of Relative Changes of Sea Level.: Section 2. Application of Seismic Reflection Configuration to Stratigraphic Interpretation, AAPG Special Volumes 165, 83-97

PR Vail, 1991, The stratigraphic signatures of tectonics, eustacy and sedimentology-an overview, Cycles and events in stratigraphy, 617-659

PR Vail, RM Mitchum Jr, 1979, Global Cycles of Relative Changes of Sea Level from Seismic Stratigraphy: Resources, Comparative Structure, and Eustatic Changes in Sea Level, AAPG Special Volumes 109, 469-472

PR Vail, 1987, Seismic stratigraphy interpretation using sequence stratigraphy: Part 1: Seismic stratigraphy interpretation procedure, AAPG Special Volumes

RM Mitchum Jr, PR Vail, S Thompson III, 1977, Seismic stratigraphy and global changes of sea level: Part 2. The depositional sequence as a basic unit for stratigraphic analysis: Section 2. Application of seismic reflection configuration to stratigraphic interpretation, AAPG Special Volumes 165, 53-62

PR Vail, RM Mitchum Jr, S Thompson III, 1977, Seismic Stratigraphy and Global Changes of Sea Level: Part 3. Relative Changes of Sea Level from Coastal Onlap: Section 2. Application of Seismic Reflection Configuration to Stratigrapic Interpretation, AAPG Special Volumes 165, 63-81

RM Mitchum Jr, PR Vail, JB Sangree, 1977, Seismic stratigraphy and global changes of sea level: Part 6. Stratigraphic interpretation of seismic reflection patterns in depositional sequences: Section 2. Application of seismic reflection configuration to stratigraphic interpretation, AAPG Special Volumes 165, 117-133

PR Vail, J Hardenbol, RG Todd, 1984, Jurassic unconformities, chronostratigraphy, and sea-level changes from seismic stratigraphy and biostratigraphy, AAPG Special Volumes 166, 129-144

PR Vail, J Hardenbol, 1979, Sea-level changes during the Tertiary, Oceanus 22 (3), 71-77

PR Vail, J Hardenbol, 1981, Sea-level changes during the Tertiary, Oceanus 22 (3), 71-77