Topic: Geology

TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program Authorized by State

June 22, 2015
Depiction of mole tracks after an earthquake.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed legislation authorizing funding of $4.47 million for the TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program, an initiative led by the Bureau of Economic Geology — the State Geologic Survey of Texas — at UT Austin. 

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Massive Geographic Change May Have Triggered Explosion of Animal Life

Nov. 3, 2014

[caption id="attachment_49037" align="alignright" width="300" caption="A new analysis from The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics suggests a deep oceanic gateway, shown in blue, developed between the Pacific and Iapetus oceans immediately before the Cambrian sea level rise and explosion of life in the fossil record, isolating Laurentia from the supercontinent Gondwanaland. Credit: Ian Dalziel"] Ian Dalziel[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas A paper by Ian Dalziel of The University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences, 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.

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UT Austin Scientists Will Assess Health of New York-Long Island Barrier Protection in Wake of Sandy

Jan. 9, 2013

A rapid response science team from the University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics will help map the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the beach/barrier systems off the south shore of Long Island.

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Saving the Delta

Aug. 2, 2012
Saving the Delta

Research at UT's Jackson School of Geosciences is generating new optimism about saving the Mississippi Delta from erosion.

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The mysteries of fossils, rocks and artifacts

Jan. 17, 2012
The mysteries of fossils, rocks and artifacts

In this video, Texas Natural Science Center experts help visitors of all ages identify natural objects they've found, and the results are often surprising.

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