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2006 Releases & Features


Ginny Catania joined the Institute for Geophysics as a research associate in September 2005. She focuses her research on understanding ice dynamics and glacier processes in Greenland and Antarctica through remote sensing, field work, and model observations. She hopes her work will lead to better predictions of how ice sheets will change in the future…

Matthew Hornbach came to the Institute for Geophysics as a post-doctoral fellow in 2005 and then became a research scientist in June 2006. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming in 2004. He uses high-resolution 2D/3D seismic data in conjunction with other geophysical indicators to image, model, and ultimately link shallow geological structure…

Angela McDonnell joined the Bureau of Economic Geology as a research associate in March 2005. Her principal interests include seismic interpretation, sequence stratigraphy and seismic facies analysis. Since joining the Bureau, her research has focused largely on the Gulf of Mexico and its deep (>15,000 ft) gas play potential with particular focus on Texas’ state…

David Mohrig keeps a flat, palm-sized rock on his desk that he’s had since he was six years old. He found it on a fossil-hunting trip with his father. Look closely at the piece of shallow marine limestone and you’ll see broken bits of ancient denizens of the sea: bryozoans, brachiopods, crinoids, gastropods and trilobites….

Terry Quinn searches for just the right kinds of coral. “We look for big Volkswagen-sized corals,” he said. “Branching corals and big sea fans are pretty to look at, but they aren’t necessarily good for climate records. So we look for big ugly ones.” To be precise, he looks for a type of stony coral…

Regional Sedimentological and Stratigraphic Studies   Wayne Wright came to the Bureau of Economic Geology as a consultant geologist in 2005 and became a research associate in January 2006. Wright is currently conducting regional sedimentological and stratigraphic studies on the greater Permian and Fort Worth Basins. He also conducted geological evaluations of potential FutureGen sites…

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