Topic: Institute for Geophysics

Salty Subglacial Lakes Could Help in Search for Life

April 12, 2018
Devon Ice Cap

Researchers from the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) have helped discover the first subglacial lakes ever found in the Canadian High Arctic. 


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East Antarctic Ice Sheet Has History of Instability

Dec. 13, 2017

The East Antarctic Ice Sheet may not be as stable as it seems.

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New Research Could Predict La Niña Drought Years in Advance

Nov. 16, 2017

New studies improve predictions on the strength and duration of La Niña droughts.

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Winds Driving Warm Water Under East Antarctic

Nov. 1, 2017
Totten glacier

Research led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that wind is responsible for bringing warm water to Totten’s underbelly, causing the glacier to melt from below. 

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Earthquake Triggers “Slow Motion” Quakes

Sept. 11, 2017
New Zealand slow slip

Slow slip events are thought to be able to trigger earthquakes. In a study led by UT Austin, scientists have found the first instance of the reverse—an earthquake triggering a series of slow slip events.

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