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. "Satellite-Derived Volume Loss Rates and Glacier Speeds for the Juneau Icefield, Alaska." Journal of Glaciology 60 (222): 743-760. .
- 2014. "Reconnaissance earthquake studies at nine volcanic areas of the central Andes with coincident satellite thermal and InSAR observations." Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 280 (90-103). .
- 2014. "Locating magma reservoirs using InSAR and petrology before and during the 2011-2012 Cordón Caulle silicic eruption." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 295: 254-266. .
- 2014. "Global link between deformation and volcanic eruption quantified by satellite imagery." Nature Communications 5. .
- 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. .
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