The North American plate is a medley of geological parts that protrude into Earth’s mantle like tree branches frozen into the surface of an iced-over lake. Research from the University of Texas at Austin has proposed a new method to map these ‘frozen-in’ layers of the tectonic plate and reveal how it interacts with the […]
UTIG Ph.D. student Catherine Ross just returned from a conference and trip to the field in Mexico. She shares more about her research and what she enjoys most about being at UTIG. Degree working towards and anticipated graduation date: Ph.D., 2021 What led you to study at UTIG for your Ph.D.? The project, the people, […]
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 […]
UTIG researchers and students Sean Gulick, Harm Van Avendonk, Brandon Shuck, Dominik Kardell, Steffen Saustrup, Marcy Davis and Dan Duncan are currently aboard the R/V Marcus G. Langseth off the coast of New Zealand working on the South Island Subduction Initiation Experiment (SISIE). They sent us this update on their work so far on their […]
The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) organized a community wavefields experiment near Enid, Oklahoma with the help of a 60 member volunteer team, which included UTIG post-doc Chastity Aiken and graduate student Taylor Borgfeldt.