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New research from The University of Texas at Austin could change the way scientists think about potential damage from earthquakes. The study examined data from one of the densest seismic arrays ever deployed and found that earthquakes emit their strongest seismic shockwaves in four opposing directions. The effect, which leaves a pattern resembling a four-leaf… Continue Reading Seismic Shockwave Pattern May Be Redirecting Earthquake Damage
UTIG graduate research assistants are among Jackson School students to have been awarded The University of Texas at Austin’s Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship. The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement. Each student will receive at least $2,500 in unrestricted funds. The 2021 UTIG recipients were: Abby Varona A 2nd year M.S. student studying deepwater stratigraphy. Catherine… Continue Reading Graduate Students at UTIG Awarded Presidential Scholarship
Our world’s surface is a jumble of jostling tectonic plates, with new ones emerging as others are pulled under. The ongoing cycle keeps our continents in motion and drives life on Earth. But what happens when a plate disappears into the planet’s interior? The question has long puzzled scientists because conventional wisdom said that sinking… Continue Reading Fate of Sinking Tectonic Plates is Revealed
John Snedden, a senior research scientist at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG), has been awarded the Doris Malkin Curtis Medal by the Gulf Coast Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM). The award recognizes Snedden’s numerous contributions to the study of the Gulf of Mexico and the geology that sets it… Continue Reading Gulf Coast Geology Award Goes to UTIG’s John Snedden for Superbasin Research