The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics is saddened at the loss of Dr. Kirk D. Mcintosh, senior research scientist. Dr. Mcintosh will be deeply missed by all of his colleagues and we are sending our best wishes to his family at this time. Kirk D. McIntosh, marine seismologist and Senior Research Scientist at the… Continue Reading In Memory of Dr. Kirk D. Mcintosh
What a difference a couple of days make: Wednesday, we were wondering what was going so wrong, Thursday, we stopped to breathe and regroup. Friday, we were elated to get a couple of good pressure cores in a row. Saturday, we wondered what on earth we would do with all the pressurized hydrate core we’re… Continue Reading GOM^2 Blog Entry 6: What To Do With The Samples
“Everyone has a plan ‘till they get punched in the mouth.” -Mike Tyson This past week, we got punched in the mouth. Heading into this expedition, I had expectations somewhere between optimistic and unrealistic. We came out here with the ability to bring back 20 pressure cores. Somewhere along the way I convinced myself that… Continue Reading GOM^2 Blog Entry 5: Punched in the Mouth
UTIG research activity pumps more than $25 million into the Texas economy, all while uncovering new knowledge that helps us understand and live in our world. What starts in Texas has global impacts! Explore where we’ve done our research since 1972 in the maps below, organized by region and periods of time.
This post is a part of a series from the Genesis of Methane Hydrate in Coarse-Grained Systems: Northern Gulf of Mexico Slope (GOM^2) expedition. By Peter Polito It seems like figuring out the sea floor depth would be pretty easy with the luxury of modern technology: Sonar, seismic, acoustic, etc. However, at the end of the day… Continue Reading GOM^2 Blog Entry 4: Depth to Seafloor