Scientists investigating the underside of the world’s largest ice sheet in East Antarctica have discovered a city-size lake whose sediments might contain a history of the ice sheet since its earliest beginnings. That would answer questions about what Antarctica was like before it froze, how climate change has affected it over its history, and how… Continue Reading Newly Discovered Lake May Hold Secret to Antarctic Ice Sheet’s Rise and Fall
Congratulations Abby Varona (MSc), Kevin Meazell (PhD), and Sebastian Ramiro-Ramirez (PhD) who took three of the top nine student research awards at the UT Jackson School of Geosciences Department of Geological Sciences 2022 Departmental Awards! The annual awards recognize extraordinary efforts in the 2021-2022 academic year. The awards were presented by department chair Daniel Stockli,… Continue Reading UTIG Students Take Top 2022 Departmental Awards
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!