The mid-latitudes of Mars are littered with numerous debris-covered glaciers, deposited some several hundred million years ago and composed of pure water ice under a surface debris layer. As a record of Martian climate history and a potential resource for future manned missions to Mars, they are of high interest to UTIG graduate students […]
Scientists have created the first map that shows how the Greenland Ice Sheet has moved over time, revealing that ice in the interior is moving more slowly toward the edges than it has, on average, during the past 9,000 years. The findings, which researchers said don’t change the fact that the ice sheet is […]
The American Geophysical Union’s annual fall meeting is December 14-18 in San Francisco and the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics is there.
Recent research from UTIG says erosion caused by glaciation during ice ages can, in the right circumstances, wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them.
Erosion rates on Mars may be moving thousands of times faster than scientists believed according to new research, which could help decide the next Mars landing site.