This post is the first in a series from the Genesis of Methane Hydrate in Coarse-Grained Systems: Northern Gulf of Mexico Slope (GOM^2) expedition. The whiteboard in the galley said, “DEPARTURE 5/1 0700.” What began as an idea in June 2014, followed by lab and land trials in Utah and Central Texas in 2015, had finally […]
A new study by UTIG Research Associate Joseph Levy used new dating techniques to determine that Antarctic paleolakes that grew during the last ice age stuck around much longer than previously thought. The study, “Luminescene dating of paleolake deltas and glacial deposits in Garwood Valley, Antarctica: Implications for climate, Ross ice sheet dynamics, and paleolake […]
Strange, funnel-shaped depressions on Mars could be a new place to look for signs of life on the Red Planet, according to a new UTIG-led study.
Rising sea level is, and will be, an issue facing coastal regions, including Middle Pacific islands, for the foreseeable future. UTIG scientists are trying to assess the magnitude, rates and geographic distribution of future changes in sea level by studying past sea level changes.
UTIG graduate research assistant Chad Greene was part of a research team from Texas to present a new paper aimed at getting scientists to think as seriously about color as they do about language. The research group notes that there exists a double standard in research, where language which is perfectly accurate, can still be called out by a reviewer for not being scientific enough, whereas inaccuracies in figures run rampant
Every Summer, UTIG hosts and supports a group of enthusiastic and bright high school interns. These students help UTIG research scientists, post-docs and graduate students with on-going research projects. In turn, they gain valuable exposure and insights into the world of academia and research, working with state-of-the-art equipment and the best minds in geophysics.