LIONESS is an international collaboration between The University of Texas at Austin, Montana State University and the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), which aims to resolve unanswered questions about the sprawling Thwaites Glacier system in West Antarctica. On the UTIG team are three experienced field scientists, Dillon Buhl, Anja Rutishauser and Natalie Wolfenbarger. Learn why… Continue Reading LIONESS 2020: Who are the UTIG researchers investigating Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier?
Polar researchers from the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) have joined colleagues in West Antarctica to conduct vital surveys of one of the most unstable glaciers on Earth. At around the size of Florida, Thwaites Glacier holds enough water to raise average global sea levels up to a meter. What’s more, if it… Continue Reading UTIG Investigates Sea Level Threat of Giant Antarctic Glacier
Jamin Greenbaum, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG), has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to study how quickly coastal ice is melting in East Antarctica. A veteran of twelve Antarctic expeditions, Greenbaum will spend the 2019-2020 academic year in Shanghai, where he hopes to grow two-way Antarctic research… Continue Reading Excellence in Antarctic Research Earns UTIG Postdoc Fulbright Award
UTIG Ph.D. student Enrica Quartini was inducted into UT Austin’s Friar Society this fall. The Friar Society is the oldest honor society at the university and welcomes only a few new student leaders each semester. We sat down with Enrica to learn more about her studies and research at UTIG and her passion for Science… Continue Reading Student Profile: Enrica Quartini
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… Continue Reading From the Field: East Antarctic Grounding Line Experiment