Once again, Jackson School of Geosciences students were among the top student presenters at the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting. Although AGU’s 2021 Fall Meeting took place in December, the awards are announced throughout the spring semester. The winners are selected based on research quality and a student’s ability to effectively communicate their research. As of April… Continue Reading Jackson School Students Win AGU’s 2021 Outstanding Student Presentation Award
The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics called on reinforcements to help the City of Austin monitor the health of Austin’s lakes: the UTIG admin team! On April 14, the team joined researchers aboard the RV Scott Petty for a hands-on exercise in geophysics. The science demonstration had participants learning to use sonar and sampling sediments with a… Continue Reading UTIG’s Admin Staff Join Researchers On Mission to Lake Austin
It was a UTIG retirement party! We bid an emotional but happy farewell this week, to four long time colleagues and friends, whose work and character helped build UTIG into leading geophysical research institute: Gail Christeson, UTIG’s associate director, departs to join the National Science Foundation as program director for ocean sciences, marine and geosciences.… Continue Reading Spring Retirement Party!
The climate pattern El Niño varies over time to such a degree that scientists will have difficulty detecting signs that it is getting stronger with global warming. That’s the conclusion of a study led by scientists at The University of Texas at Austin that analyzed 9,000 years of Earth’s history. The scientists drew on climate… Continue Reading Ancient El Niños Reveal Limits to Future Climate Projections
A million kilometers of fiber optic cable lie on the ocean floor, carrying telecommunication signals across vast stretches of ocean to keep the whole world connected. A new international collaboration, including experts from The University of Texas at Austin, aims to turn them into a global early warning system for tsunamis and earthquakes, as well… Continue Reading Century-Old Technology Inspires Method for Early Warning Tsunami and Earthquake Detection