Sandia National Labs Academic Alliance Collaboration Report 2020-2021


Jennifer Frederick, a computational geoscientist at Sandia, and UT Austin Professor Hugh Daigle are modeling what impact climate change is having on the Arctic. Their results demonstrate increased wave activity along with other physical and chemical changes; their work is supported by other scientists who also presented during a poster session entitled “Understanding the Marine Geological Record Through 50 Years of Ocean Drilling.” Frederick and Daigle presented at the 2019 and 2020 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Together, they provided new insights gained from synthesizing scientific ocean drilling data from both soft and hard rocks and how to generate robust paleo-interpretations from marine sediment drifts, which provide some of the highest resolution marine geological records. In 2020, Frederick, Daigle and their team presented their work at the Gordon Research Conference on Natural Gas Hydrate Systems. (One of the team members, Michael Nole, a Sandia early career staff member who graduated from UT Austin, was recently named chair of the next Gordon Research Symposium for the conference. This great honor signifies Nole as an early career shining star in the field of gas hydrate research and will allow him to interact closely with senior members of the research field.) Continuing their partnership

into 2021, Frederick and Daigle connected with Professor Steven Constable from Scripps Institute of Oceanography EM Laboratory. With Daigle as PI and Constable as co-PI, the team submitted a proposal to the National Science Foundation for a project focused on conducting electromagnetic surveys of the North Atlantic coast seafloor


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