UTIG researchers are currently in East Antarctica as part of our EAGLE (East Antarctic Grounding Line Experiment) project funded by National Science Foundation. The group is studying interactions between the ocean, grounding line, and subglacial hydrology in East Antarctica. Donald Blankenship is the primary investigator, fieldwork has been led by Duncan Young, and analysis is led by Jamin […]
UTIG Ph.D. candidate Chad Greene recently published a new study on how wind affects Antarctica’s Totten Ice Shelf. We talk to him about his research and his time at UTIG. Your latest research looks at how wind affects the Totten Ice Shelf – what led you to research that topic? Totten Ice Shelf stands between […]
A new paper published in The Cryosphere from UTIG and international researchers is helping identify a new location for ice core drilling in East Antarctica, all part of ICECAP/IDEA (International Collaborative Exploration of the Cryosphere through Airborne Profiling/Ice Divides of East Antarctica), an international collaboration with Australian, French, British, and Chinese colleagues to understand the region. Ice sheet […]
Ice that has existed in Antarctica since the Ice Age is melting and speeding the rate of permafrost melt — a sign that permafrost loss is a global problem
Ph.D. candidate Gail Muldoon tells the story of how a phone call brought her to Texas and eventually Antarctica.