Topic: Jackson School of Geosciences

Two Professors Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Feb. 8, 2016
Mechanical Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) elected professor David R. Maidment and senior research scientist Bridget R. Scanlon to its prestigious academy.

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Expedition to Antarctica Will Search for Dinosaurs and More

Feb. 1, 2016
AntarcticDinos3

An international team of researchers is traveling to Antarctica to search for fossils that will reveal how life developed on the now-frozen continent after nonavian dinosaurs were wiped out. 

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Nature Has Greatest Influence on Water in Colorado River

Dec. 10, 2015
Lake Mead

Researchers have found that the water supply of the Colorado River basin, a vital source of water in the Southwest, is influenced more by wet-dry periods than by human use, which has been stable during past decades.

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Rock Salt May be More Vulnerable Than Previously Thought

Nov. 30, 2015
Rock Salt

Research from UT Austin shows that rock salt, used by Germany and the US as a subsurface container for radioactive waste, might not be as impermeable as thought or as capable of isolating nuclear waste from groundwater in the event that a capsule or storage vessel failed.

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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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