Years before the devastating Tohoku earthquake struck the coast of Japan in 2011, the Earth’s crust near the site of the quake was starting to stir. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are using computer models to investigate if tiny tremors detected near the site of the quake could be connected to the… Continue Reading New Computer Modeling Approach Could Improve Understanding of Megathrust Earthquakes
Patty is a Geophysics Undergraduate student at the University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences. She is due to graduate in Spring 2020 and hopes to go to graduate school to study marine geology and geophysics. Patty is from southern California and worked for 10 years as a Persian language analyst in the Air Force… Continue Reading Who are the next generation of Earth and Space scientists?
Some 27,000 people have travelled to Washington D.C. this week to attend the largest annual gathering of earth and space scientists in the world. For students, attending AGU Fall Meeting is an incredibly enriching experience. Getting up on stage in front of colleagues to give a talk, or standing in front of a poster detailing… Continue Reading An AGU Fall for All: the Austin Endowment for Student Travel
The Indian Ocean played a far greater role in driving climate change during the most recent ice age than previously believed and may disrupt climate again in the future. That’s according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin, the findings of which could rewrite established Pacific-centric theories on tropical climate change.… Continue Reading Indian Ocean May Be More Disruptive to Tropical Climate Than Previously Believed
The final UTIG seminar this semester will be given by UTIG grad students Allison Lawman, Tianyi Sun and Sophie Goliber. We asked each student to give us a little sneak-preview into what they’ll be talking about and why they’re excited about sharing their research with the science community. The seminar takes place at 10:30am (CST)… Continue Reading UTIG Seminar Notes: Allison Lawman talks about paleo-ENSO variability and geochemical proxies