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A rock core from Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, has given scientists a powerful new tool to understand how catastrophic events shaped Earth’s ecosystems before the rise of the dinosaurs. The quarter-mile-long core is from an important part of the Triassic Period when life on Earth endured a series of cataclysmic events: Our planet was […]
On March 13, 2020, like most labs at The University of Texas at Austin, the Jackson School’s Analytical Laboratory for Paleoclimate Studies powered down instruments, stored samples and suspended operations. The lab’s research team gathered what data they could and took their work online. For Jud Partin, a UTIG research associate who leads the research […]
For Brandon Shuck, the Friday before Spring Break was the day it finally sunk in that everything was about to change. Earlier that day, classes had been cancelled following the shocking news that the wife of The University of Texas at Austin’s president had tested positive for COVID-19. Still, Shuck, and a handful of students […]
It’s mid-March on the Texas prairie outside the city of Cameron. Peter Flemings, a professor at the Jackson School of Geosciences, watches the rig hands lower the prototype sensor into the well. The counter still reads 1,000 feet from bottom when the thick steel cable suddenly goes slack. Moments later a dull clang echoes across […]
Global warming is approaching a tipping point that during this century could reawaken an ancient climate pattern similar to El Niño in the Indian Ocean, new research led by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin has found. If it comes to pass, floods, storms and drought are likely to worsen and become more […]