In May 2018 UTIG postdoc Rob Porritt and a team of students spent six days deploying nineteen seismic sensors in the Mojave Desert. On October 11, Porritt and a second student team returned to the desert to download data and check on the sensor stations. Early data analysis shows surprising results and bodes well for… Continue Reading From the field: Revealing the deep structure of the Mojave Desert
Mrinal Sen, UTIG interim-Director, Professor and Jackson Chair in Applied Seismology, has been awarded the Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) at their annual Honors and Awards Ceremony. The award which was announced in May, is given to the person who in the unanimous opinion of the SEG Honors and… Continue Reading Mrinal Sen awarded Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal
The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) has dedicated proceedings of Expedition 367/368 to Dr. Kirk D. McIntosh, who passed away in 2017. Kirk was a marine seismologist and Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Geophysics and worked closely with IODP. He played a key role in founding the South China Sea expeditions and continued… Continue Reading IODP dedicates expedition proceedings to memory of UTIG colleague Kirk McIntosh
A great new study in Nature Scientific Reports links melting glaciers and large tsunamis. The team included University of Texas Institute for Geophysics‘ Steffen Saustrup (left) Sean Gulick (second from left) and Naoma McCall (center). Read more here.
UTIG Director Terry Quinn has been appointed as the National Science Foundation Division Director for the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) effective Monday, July 23, 2018. “It has been an honor to serve as UTIG director over the past nine years,” Quinn said. “I am honored to have had a small role in the great history… Continue Reading UTIG Director Terry Quinn Appointed to NSF