Global warming is approaching a tipping point that during this century could reawaken an ancient climate pattern similar to El Niño in the Indian Ocean, new research led by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin has found. If it comes to pass, floods, storms and drought are likely to worsen and become more… Continue Reading Climate Change Could Reawaken Indian Ocean El Niño
By Dillon Buhl Dillon Buhl is a UTIG polar research engineering associate with four Antarctic research expeditions under his belt. His latest trip to investigate a massive melting glacier in West Antarctica, ended not long before social distancing measures began in the U.S. Here, he compares his experiences in the field with quarantine. I’ve been… Continue Reading What spending a season in Antarctica can tell you about self-isolation
New Zealand’s largest fault is a jumble of mixed-up rocks of all shapes, sizes, compositions and origins. According to research from a global team of scientists, this motley mixture could help explain why the fault generates slow-motion earthquakes known as “slow slip events” as well as destructive, tsunami-generating tremors. “One thing that really surprised… Continue Reading Eclectic Rocks Influence Earthquake Types
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Daily Report The University of Texas at Austin and Geotek are in Cameron, Texas, conducting land-based coring tests of the Pressure Core Tool with Ball Valve (PCTB), a highly complex piece of engineering designed to core, contain and recover samples of methane hydrate bearing sediments. The primary goal of the project is to test the… Continue Reading GOM² PCTB Land Test 2: Friday, March 20 2020