Rob Porritt, a UTIG postdoc, along with three UT Geology undergraduate students traveled to the Mojave desert in California in May to deploy 19 broadband seismic sensors. All were successfully placed over the course of six arduous days in the desert. “This was by far the hardest deployment I’ve ever done,” said Rob. “We stressed… Continue Reading From the Field: Installing Seismic Sensors in the Mojave Desert
The UTIG Geophysics Blog
Stories and updates from the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics.
Every year UTIG takes time to recognize our staff and students at a luncheon. There we celebrate all that we accomplished this year, share stories and photos of our field work, and recognize outstanding staff. This year we honored the following people for their time at UTIG and their outstanding research. Staff Service Awards: Dan… Continue Reading End of the Year Celebration
Mrinal K. Sen, UTIG Associate director, professor, and Jackson Chair in Applied Seismology, will be recognized with the Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) at their annual meeting in October. The award is presented to the person who in the unanimous opinion of the SEG Honors and Awards Committee and… Continue Reading Mrinal Sen to Receive SEG’s Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal in October
The mid-latitudes of Mars are littered with numerous debris-covered glaciers, deposited some several hundred million years ago and composed of pure water ice under a surface debris layer. As a record of Martian climate history and a potential resource for future manned missions to Mars, they are of high interest to UTIG graduate students… Continue Reading Field Report: Testing New Ways to Collect Data on Sourdough Rock Glacier
UPDATE: In total six raven chicks hatched and grew up quickly. We loved watching them grow on our raven cam, which has been taken down now that they’ve moved on from the nest. They are still hanging around UTIG, so be sure to check our social media channels for any more photos. In the last… Continue Reading Watch Our Raven Camera