It was a UTIG retirement party! We bid an emotional but happy farewell this week, to four long time colleagues and friends, whose work and character helped build UTIG into leading geophysical research institute: Gail Christeson, UTIG’s associate director, departs to join the National Science Foundation as program director for ocean sciences, marine and geosciences.… Continue Reading Spring Retirement Party!
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Stories and updates from the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics.
Catch up with your colleagues. Find out whose doing what at AGU Fall with our (nearly) comprehensive schedule of talks and posters from current (and recent) UTIG research staff and students. Continue Reading UTIG at AGU Fall Meeting 2021
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
NOVEMBER 1, 2021 By Constantino Panagopulos When Xiaohua Xu analyzed high- resolution satellite images of the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes, he found that they had lit up clusters of previously unknown faults in the surrounding crust that seemed to move backward immediately after the earthquakes. The analysis, which was published in Science when he was a postdoctoral researcher… Continue Reading Xiaohua “Eric” Xu: Research Associate
Methane hydrate is a type of icy natural gas that accumulates in the subsurface around the Earth’s continental margins. Because methane is a hydrocarbon, the icy hydrate deposits are an important part of the carbon cycle, accounting for billions of tons — up to 22% — of Earth’s organic carbon. The methane feeding this layer… Continue Reading Making Methane from Microbes: UTIG and UT Knoxville Hunt for Biological Source of Fiery Ice