Geoscience field trips can be grueling and – without the right preparation – hazardous. Research sites are often miles away from civilization, accessible only by foot or helicopter. For many, however, being surrounded by nothing but untouched nature is reward in itself. The trip to service the Mojave Broadband Seismic Experiment began on October 10 […]
In May 2018 UTIG postdoc Rob Porritt and a team of students spent six days deploying nineteen seismic sensors in the Mojave Desert. On October 11, Porritt and a second student team returned to the desert to download data and check on the sensor stations. Early data analysis shows surprising results and bodes well for […]
Mrinal Sen, UTIG interim-Director, Professor and Jackson Chair in Applied Seismology, has been awarded the Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) at their annual Honors and Awards Ceremony. The award which was announced in May, is given to the person who in the unanimous opinion of the SEG Honors and […]
The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) has dedicated proceedings of Expedition 367/368 to Dr. Kirk D. McIntosh, who passed away in 2017. Kirk was a marine seismologist and Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Geophysics and worked closely with IODP. He played a key role in founding the South China Sea expeditions and continued […]
A great new study in Nature Scientific Reports links melting glaciers and large tsunamis. The team included University of Texas Institute for Geophysics‘ Steffen Saustrup (left) Sean Gulick (second from left) and Naoma McCall (center). Read more here.
UTIG Director Terry Quinn has been appointed as the National Science Foundation Division Director for the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) effective Monday, July 23, 2018. “It has been an honor to serve as UTIG director over the past nine years,” Quinn said. “I am honored to have had a small role in the great history […]