Topic: Institute for Geophysics

East Antarctic Glacier Has Contributed To Sea Level Rise

May 19, 2016

New research in Nature reveals that a massive unstable glacier in East Antarctica has contributed significantly to rising seas in the past.

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World’s Shallowest Slow-Motion Earthquakes Detected

May 5, 2016
Seafloor absolute pressure gauges

Research published in the May 6 edition of Science indicates that slow-motion earthquakes can rupture the shallow portion of a fault that also moves in large, tsunami-generating earthquakes.

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Scientists Map Movement of Greenland Ice Sheet Over Time

Feb. 4, 2016
Jakobshavn Isbræ glacier

Scientists have created the first map that shows how the Greenland Ice Sheet has moved over time.

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Climate Can Grind Mountains Faster Than They Can Be Rebuilt

Nov. 23, 2015
St Elias

Researchers for the first time have discovered that erosion caused by glaciation during ice ages can, in the right circumstances, wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them.

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Scientists Pioneer Method to Track Water Flowing in Glaciers

Aug. 10, 2015
Yahtse Glaciers in Alaska

New technique pioneered by UT Austin scientists is an essential step to understanding the future of the world’s largest glaciers as climate changes.

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