Entries by Linda Welzenbach

The ‘universal break-up criterion’ of hot, flowing lava

JADE BOYD – AUGUST 30, 2019 Thomas Jones’ “universal break-up criterion” won’t help with meltdowns of the heart, but it will help volcanologists study changing lava conditions in common volcanic eruptions. Long Description Thomas Jones is a Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Rice University’s Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences. (Photo courtesy of T. Jones) […]

Old ice and snow yields tracer of preindustrial ozone

JADE BOYD JUNE 12, 2019 Old ice and snow yields tracer of preindustrial ozone Ancient air bubbles answer question about ozone levels after Industrial Revolution HOUSTON — (June 12, 2019) — Using rare oxygen molecules trapped in air bubbles in old ice and snow, U.S. and French scientists have answered a long-standing question: How much […]

Sea Ice at Thwaites Glacier

Like all good explorers who are preparing for the unknown, I went looking for information about what to expect in the place where we will spend the better part of two months. Thanks to Rob Larter who had tweeted information about the sea ice in December, I found Sentinel-1 SAR imagery imagery that shows the […]

THOR 2019 Cruise News- THOR team gets ready to set sail for Antarctica

In just a little less than one week, the THOR (Thwaites Glacier Offshore Research) science team members (including EEPS science writer Linda Welzenbach) will embark on a two month cruise to the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica. The mission: collect sediment cores from the seafloor beyond Thwaites Glacier that record its past behavior. They will also collect […]