Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
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Combining Extended Continental Shelf Exploration and Scientific Interests

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UTIG is hiring!

* Endowed Chair in Geophysics
* Postdoctoral Research Positions

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Grad Student on Expedition to Study the Indian Monsoon and Climate Change

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NASA Data Peers
into Greenland's Ice Sheet

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UTIG Scientist To Lead $58 Million Effort To Study Potential New Energy Source

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Massive Geographic Change May Have Triggered Explosion of Animal Life

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Evolving Plumbing System Beneath Greenland Slows Ice Sheet as Summer Progresses

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NASA Data Peers into Greenland's Ice Sheet

Using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA's Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaign, UTIG scientist, Joe MacGregor, and his collaborators have built the first-ever comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet. Learn how this new map allows scientists to determine the age of large swaths of Greenland’s ice, extending ice core data for a better picture of the ice sheet's history. Read the paper.

UTIG Research Recognized by UT as one of the 16 Amazing Science Breakthroughs From 2014

UTIG researchers Dusty Schroeder, Don Blankenship, Duncan Young, and Enrica Quartini describe their work on the melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in their PNAS paper. Ian Dalziel suggests a major tectonic event may have triggered the rise in sea level and other environmental changes that accompanied the apparent burst of life in his Geology paper. Read more about the 16 Amazing Science Breakthroughs from 2014.

UTIG Is Hiring!

UTIG is seeking applicants for a position as a senior research scientist who would serve as the Endowed Chair in Geophysics. We are also seeking applicants for two postdoctoral research positions to study methane hydrates in geological systems.

Grad Student on Expedition to Study the Indian Monsoon and Climate Change

UTIG PhD student, Kaustubh Thirumalai, joins the JOIDES Resolution as it explores the Bay of Bengal in an effort to better understand the Indian monsoon. Read more.

UTIG Scientist To Lead $58 Million Effort To Study Potential New Energy Source

UTIG research scientist, Peter Flemings, leads a research team that has been awarded approximately $58 million to analyze deposits of frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico that hold enormous potential to increase the world's energy supply. Find out more.