Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
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* Shell Chair in Geophysics

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Eastern North American Margin
Community Seismic Experiment

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2010 Chilean Earthquake Causes Icequakes in Antarctica

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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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Massive Geographic Change May Have Triggered Explosion of Animal Life

A paper by UTIG scientist, Ian Dalziel, published in the November issue of Geology, a journal of the Geological Society of America, suggests a major tectonic event may have triggered the rise in sea level and other environmental changes that accompanied the apparent burst of life. Read about it.

UTIG Is Hiring!

UTIG is seeking applicants for a position as a senior research scientist who would serve as the Shell Chair in Geophysics.

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.

Induced Seismicity, A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Texas serves as a huge natural experiment where we can explore how earthquakes are related to both fluid injection and petroleum extraction. On Nov. 19th, UTIG earthquake seismologist, Dr. Cliff Frohlich, and geomechanics expert, Dr. Jon Olson (Dept. of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering), will discuss the issue of induced seismicity during "Knowledge Pipeline," a new CPGE lunchtime webinar series. Tune in.

Evolving Plumbing System Beneath Greenland Slows Ice Sheet as Summer Progresses

UTIG student, Lauren Andrews, her supervisor, Ginny Catania, and their colleagues have for the first time directly observed multiple parts of Greenland's subglacial plumbing system and how that system evolves each summer to slow down the ice sheet's movement toward the sea. Read more.