The jagged terrain of Greenland’s mountains is protecting some of the island’s outlet glaciers from warm coastal waters, according to a team of researchers that included scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and NASA. Outlet glaciers protrude from the ice sheet into the sea, where surging ocean heat can speed up the loss… Continue Reading Greenland ‘Knickpoints’ Could Stall Spread of Glacial Thinning
By Constantino Panagopulos A new certificate program at The University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences will build critical skills for the geosciences workforce by training students and professionals to use modern data analytics tools and machine learning. Machine learning – a kind of artificial intelligence – helps geoscientists make better use of… Continue Reading New Certificate Program Brings Machine Learning to Geosciences
UTIG polar researchers Dillon Buhl, Anja Rutishauser and Natalie Wolfenbarger have 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),… Continue Reading LIONESS in the Field 1: The Long Journey South
LIONESS is an international collaboration between The University of Texas at Austin, Montana State University and the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), which aims to resolve unanswered questions about the sprawling Thwaites Glacier system in West Antarctica. On the UTIG team are three experienced field scientists, Dillon Buhl, Anja Rutishauser and Natalie Wolfenbarger. Learn why… Continue Reading LIONESS 2020: Who are the UTIG researchers investigating Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier?
Polar researchers from the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) have joined colleagues in West Antarctica to conduct vital surveys of one of the most unstable glaciers on Earth. At around the size of Florida, Thwaites Glacier holds enough water to raise average global sea levels up to a meter. What’s more, if it… Continue Reading UTIG Investigates Sea Level Threat of Giant Antarctic Glacier