New research from The University of Texas at Austin has explained an important mystery about natural gas hydrate formations and, in doing so, advanced scientists’ understanding of how gas hydrates could contribute to climate change and energy security. The research used a computer model of gas bubbles flowing through hydrate deposits, a common phenomenon which […]
A scientific paper by a graduate student at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) has explained why some El Niño and La Niña events last longer than others, a result that could help predict their worst effects. The paper, which was published in August in the Journal of Climate, shows that El Niño […]
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.