Topic: Sean Gulick

Climate Can Grind Mountains Faster Than They Can Be Rebuilt

Nov. 23, 2015
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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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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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Scientists Launch Ocean Expedition to Study Climate Change and Mountain Building in Gulf of Alaska

May 29, 2013

[caption id="attachment_40457" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The scientific drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution, pictured here, will sail to the Gulf of Alaska this summer to study the interaction of climate, tectonics, and mountain building processes in the mountain ranges of southern Alaska."]JOIDES Resolution[/caption]

An international team of 34 scientists sets sail today aboard the scientific ocean drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution to collect sediments in the Gulf of Alaska and investigate the interactions between long-term global climate change and the simultaneous growth of mountain belts. The team is co-led by Sean Gulick, research associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics, and John Jaeger, associate professor at The University of Florida.

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Stiff Sediments Made 2004 Sumatra Earthquake Deadliest in History

June 23, 2011

An international team of geoscientists has discovered an unusual geological formation that helps explain how an undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004 spawned the deadliest tsunami in recorded history.

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Tsunami Risk Higher in Los Angeles, Other Major Cities

Oct. 10, 2010

Geologists studying the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake say the risk of destructive tsunamis is higher than expected in places such as Kingston, Istanbul and Los Angeles.

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