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 surfaces and geophysics, remote sensing, glaciers, lunar geology, and subsurface energy systems
- 2016. "Recent changes in glacier velocities and thinning at Novaya Zemlya." Remote Sensing of Environment. .
- 2015. "Outlet Glacier Response to the 2012 Collapse of the Matusevich Ice Shelf, Severnaya Zemlya, Russian Arctic." Journal of Geophysical Research. .
- 2015. "Deformation and seismicity near Sabancaya volcano, southern Peru, from 2002-2014." Geophysical Research Letters. .
- 2014. "Satellite-Derived Volume Loss Rates and Glacier Speeds for the Juneau Icefield, Alaska." Journal of Glaciology 60 (222): 743-760. .
- 2014. "Global link between deformation and volcanic eruption quantified by satellite imagery." Nature communications 5. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- Geodesy Section Award (American Geophysical Union) 2015
- Kavli Fellow and speaker at the Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium (Kavli Foundation) 2015
- 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
- BA (Physics), University of Chicago, 1997
- MS (Geophysics), California Institute of Engineering, 2000
- Ph D (Geophysics & Seismology), California Institute of Technology, 2003