Matthew Earl Pritchard
Matt Pritchard is a geophysicist who measures changes in the shape of the Earth and develops models of the myriad processes that cause these changes including: earthquakes, volcanoes, groundwater, landslides, and glaciers. Prior to arriving at Cornell in 2005, Pritchard was a Harry Hess Postdoctoral Scholar at Princeton University, a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology, and an undergraduate student at the University of Chicago.
Geophysics, glaciology, geodesy, tectonics, and volcanology; Optical and radar satellite remote sensing, subsurface energy systems
Global geophysics, active tectonics, planetary formation and evolution, remote sensing, glaciers, lunar geology, and subsurface energy systems
- 2014. "Andean earthquakes triggered by the 2010 Maule, Chile (Mw 8.8) earthquake: Comparisons of geodetic, seismic and geologic constraints." Journal of South American Earth Sciences 50: 27-39. .
- 2013. "Volcanic hotspots of the central and southern Andes as seen from space by ASTER and MODVOLC between the years 2000-2010." Remote Sensing of Volcanoes and Volcanic Processes: Integrating Observation and Modelling, Geological Society of London monograph 380: 161-185. .
- 2013. "Subsidence at southern Andes volcanoes induced by the 2010 Maule, Chile earthquake." Nature Geoscience 6. .
- 2013. "Decadal volcanic deformation in the Central Andes Volcanic Zone revealed by InSAR time series." Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 14 (5): 1358-1374. .
- 2013. "Satellite-Derived Volume Loss Rates and Glacier Speeds for the Cordillera Darwin Icefield, Chile." The Cryosphere 7: 823-839. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- Editor's citation for Excellence in Refereeing (American Geophysical Union) 2013
- National Earthscope Speaker (Earthscope National Office) 2012
- Alumni Distinguished Leadership Award (Illinois Math & Science Academy) 2011
- CAREER Award (National Science Foundation) 2010
- James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award (College of Engineering, Cornell) 2007
- BA (Physics), University of Chicago, 1997
- MS (Geophysics), California Institute of Engineering, 2000
- Ph D (GEOPHYSICS & SEISMOLOGY), California Institute of Technology, 2003