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2016 Faculty and Staff Awards

2016 Faculty and Staff Awards

We would like to take the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contributions from our faculty and staff that have been made throughout this momentous year.

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Texas A&M Team Examines Role Of Dispersants In 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Texas A&M Team Examines Role Of Dispersants In 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, dispersants were used to keep the oil from coming ashore by dispersing and diluting it. According to a new study led by a Texas A&M University at Galveston researcher, “marine oil snow formation” – a natural process whereby sticky materials excreted by plankton and bacteria can help to enhance dispersing effects by providing a microhabitat for oil degradation – was observed for the first time.

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Kristen Thyng authors paper on the importance of colormap accuracy

Kristen Thyng authors paper on the importance of colormap accuracy

A research team from across the state of Texas recently joined Dr. Kristen Thyng in publishing a research paper – True Colors of Oceanography: Guidelines for Effective and Accurate Colormap Selection.

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