Cryosphere Studies at UTIG

Tent set up by an ice sheet in Greenland.
UTIG Research Scientist Associate Dan Duncan in camp at Kangerdluggsup Semerssua in Greenland. UTIG went to the west coast of Greenland September 2015 as part of a project to identify the factors controlling the response of tidewater glaciers in Greenland to climate change. (Photo by Timothy Bartholomaus)

Each year, The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) sends teams of researchers to Greenland and Antarctica to gain a better understanding of ice sheets, climate, and polar settings. These teams are comprised of researchers, Ph.D. students and graduate students who travel with a distinct purpose, return to Austin to complete their research, and then share their findings with the world.

For more information:

  • Follow Catania Glaciology Group for updates on Associate Professor Ginny Catania’s ongoing research projects including the recent field work in Greenland.
  • Read articles and bios on the UTIG website about researchers and their work in the cryosphere.
  • Check out UTIG’s write up on Research Associate Timothy Bartholomaus’ recently-published research on new methods for measuring subglacial discharge.

Return to this page often as UTIG has three teams headed to Antarctica in the winter of 2015-2016 who will be reporting back regularly. Or, contact us.