A new paper published in The Cryosphere from UTIG and international researchers is helping identify a new location for ice core drilling in East Antarctica, all part of ICECAP/IDEA (International Collaborative Exploration of the Cryosphere through Airborne Profiling/Ice Divides of East Antarctica), an international collaboration with Australian, French, British, and Chinese colleagues to understand the region. Ice sheet… Continue Reading UTIG Team Uses New Data to Identify New Antarctic Ice Core Site
What are the interiors like of Uranus and Neptune? Why are their magnetic fields different than other planets? Why are their winds and heat budgets so different from those observed on the other giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn? “In addition to the planets themselves, their rings, satellites, and magnetospheres are also unique; a new mission… Continue Reading UTIG Research Associate Lends Expertise to NASA Ice Giants Study
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Strange, funnel-shaped depressions on Mars could be a new place to look for signs of life on the Red Planet, according to a new UTIG-led study. Continue Reading Depressions on Mars could be Oases for Past Microbial Life
Rising sea level is, and will be, an issue facing coastal regions, including Middle Pacific islands, for the foreseeable future. UTIG scientists are trying to assess the magnitude, rates and geographic distribution of future changes in sea level by studying past sea level changes. Continue Reading UTIG researchers aim to study future sea level changes by obtaining paleosea records in the Federal States of Micronesia