UTIG polar researchers Dillon Buhl, Anja Rutishauser and Natalie Wolfenbarger joined colleagues in West Antarctica to conduct vital surveys of one of the most unstable glaciers on Earth. The team are part of LIONESS, an international collaboration between The University of Texas at Austin, Montana State University and the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), which… Continue Reading LIONESS in the Field 3: Weathering the Storm
Subduction zones — places where one tectonic plate dives beneath another — are where the world’s largest and most damaging earthquakes occur. A new study has found that when underwater mountains — also known as seamounts — are pulled into subduction zones, not only do they set the stage for these powerful quakes, but also… Continue Reading Sinking Sea Mountains Make and Muffle Earthquakes
A new generation of models, laboratory, and field studies is helping scientists answer important questions about the role of methane hydrates in the carbon cycle and as a possible energy source. Writing in Eos Editor’s Vox, Kehua You and Peter Flemings answer questions about why studying this mysterious substance is more important than ever.
Xian Wu, a graduate research assistant at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) has received the Outstanding Student Presentation Award for a talk she gave at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in December 2019. The award includes a certificate, $150 cash prize and complimentary tickets to a banquet during AGU’s next… Continue Reading Xian Wu Receives AGU’s Outstanding Student Presentation Award For El Niño Talk
By Constantino Panagopulos For 25 years, an industry-sponsored research project led by the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG), has provided its members with a depositional history of the offshore northern Gulf of Mexico. Now for the first time, UTIG’s Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis (GBDS) program, will offer its members analysis of the entire… Continue Reading Expanded Portfolio Brings New Relevance to Long-Running Gulf-Basin Program