Long before Antarctica froze over, rivers carved valleys through mountains in the continent’s east. Millions of years later, researchers have discovered a remnant of this ancient highland landscape thanks to an aerial survey campaign led by the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG). The findings were described by researchers at Durham University and Newcastle… Continue Reading UT-Led Aerial Surveys Reveal Ancient Landscape Beneath East Antarctic Ice Sheet – Banner
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have successfully isolated a pattern of lab-made ‘foreshock’ tremors. The finding offers hope that future earthquakes could be forecast by the swarm of smaller tremors that come before them. The research was published in the journal Nature Communications. The next step is to replicate the results in… Continue Reading Scientists Isolate Early-Warning Tremor Pattern in Lab-Made Earthquakes – Banner
Researchers have discovered a sea’s worth of water locked within the sediment and rock of a lost volcanic plateau that’s now deep in the Earth’s crust. Revealed by a 3D seismic image, the water lies two miles under the ocean floor off the coast of New Zealand, where it may be dampening a major earthquake… Continue Reading Discovery of Massive Undersea Water Reservoir Could Explain New Zealand’s Mysterious Slow Earthquakes – banner
We’re expanding our earthquake hazards team! The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics seeks to appoint three graduate students and one postdoctoral fellow to pursue research on fault systems and earthquake hazards. Learn more at https://ig.utexas.edu/earthquake-hazards/
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