University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) glaciologist Joe MacGregor led a recent study that has produced the first comprehensive map of layers inside the Greenland Ice Sheet. Built with data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge and earlier air-based campaigns that used ice-penetrating radar technology, the new map will help scientists determine the age of large… Continue Reading UTIG Glaciologist Leads Study Of Greenland Ice Sheet Layers
University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) professor John W. Snedden offered a comment to Forbes for an article published in its upcoming December 15, 2014 edition. The article focuses on the success of deepwater drilling company Venari Resources and its exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, finding recent big oil discoveries amidst a risky financial… Continue Reading UTIG’s John W. Snedden Quoted in Forbes Article
GeoForce Texas stands out among educational outreach programs at the University of Texas at Austin. A new article by Nicholas Persac for Know, an online publication of University Communications at UT Austin, confirms that fact in listing GeoForce Texas as one of “Five UT Programs Changing Education.” A program of the Jackson School of Geosciences,… Continue Reading GeoForce Texas Featured in Web Article
The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics will lead a research team in a newly funded $58 million effort to study methane hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico as a potential energy source. Full details on the upcoming research and the grant, one of the largest ever awarded to the university, can be read here.
For anyone with an interest in prehistoric life on Earth, just what caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs has been a question that continues to fascinate long after it was first asked. A recent article published on the Christian Science Monitor website explores this topic and includes comments from Sean Gulick, research associate professor at… Continue Reading The Asteroid that Changed Everything