The Gulf of Mexico holds huge untapped offshore oil deposits that could help power the U.S. for decades. The energy super basin’s longevity, whose giant offshore fields have reliably supplied consumers with oil and gas since the 1960s, is the result of a remarkable geologic past – a story that began 200 million years ago… Continue Reading Researchers Trace Geologic Origins of Gulf of Mexico ‘Super Basin’ Success
The jagged terrain of Greenland’s mountains is protecting some of the island’s outlet glaciers from warm coastal waters, according to a team of researchers that included scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and NASA. Outlet glaciers protrude from the ice sheet into the sea, where surging ocean heat can speed up the loss… Continue Reading Greenland ‘Knickpoints’ Could Stall Spread of Glacial Thinning
A new model shows how brine on Jupiter’s moon Europa can migrate within the icy shell to form pockets of salty water that erupt to the surface when freezing. The findings, which are important for the upcoming Europa Clipper mission, may explain cryovolcanic eruptions across icy bodies in the solar system. On Jupiter’s icy moon… Continue Reading Researchers Model Source of Eruption on Jupiter’s Moon Europa
Each year, AGU recognizes several outstanding reviewers for their contributions, as selected by the editors of each journal. Reviewers are selected for their valuable expertise and dedication to high-quality science. In June, UTIG’s Yuko Okumura, Rob Porritt, and Laura Wallace each received AGU’s 2019 Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing. Yuko and Rob were selected… Continue Reading Three UTIG Staff Members Receive AGU’s Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing
A new online archive dating back to Spring 2010, contains over 250 recorded science talks and is available now on the UTIG website. The UTIG Seminar Series Archive is the first step in a project to collect science talks held at UTIG and make them freely available online. Over the coming months, the recorded talks… Continue Reading The UTIG Seminar Series Archive is Now Online!