Choppy Seas Over the Gulf of Mexico (IMAGE) University of Texas at Austin Caption Choppy seas over the Gulf of Mexico, 2017. Research led by the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics found that future warming could trigger chemical changes in the ocean surface that accelerate global warming. Credit Jackson School of Geosciences/Tiannong “Skyler” Dong Usage Restrictions Please credit creator. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.