Topic: Jackson School of Geosciences

New Forecast Should Improve Texas Summer Drought Prediction

May 21, 2015
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A new forecast created by UT Austin and the Texas Water Development Board should better predict summer droughts in Texas. The forecast shows a rainy summer across the state.

 

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Powering the Future: Why UT Is The Energy University

April 14, 2015
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We expect energy to be ever-present, but it has to come from somewhere. Learn how UT researchers working in energy-related fields will help keep energy flowing into the future.

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Typhoon Haiyan’s Storm Surge May Contaminate Aquifer

April 14, 2015
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Scientists have found that geology and infrastructure play key roles in determining whether aquifers that provide drinking water are inundated with seawater during a typhoon or hurricane and how long the contamination lasts.

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Expedition Will Sample Crater Left By Asteroid

April 6, 2015
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An international research team is formalizing plans to drill nearly 5,000 feet below the seabed to take core samples from the crater of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.

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Orange Tower Celebrates GeoFORCE

April 3, 2015
Orange Tower Celebrates GeoFORCE

The Jackson School's GeoFORCE Texas received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from President Obama last month.

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