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. .
- 2016. "Acquisition of a Unique Onshore/Offshore Geophysical and Geochemical Dataset in the Northern Malawi (Nyasa) Rift." Seismological Research Letters 87 (6): 1406-1416. .
- 2016. "Geophysical evidence for silicic crustal melt in the continents: where, what kind, and how much?." Elements 12 (2): 121-127. .
- 2016. "Rapid reinflation following the 2011-2012 rhyodacite eruption at Cordón Caulle volcano (Southern Andes) imaged by InSAR: Evidence for magma reservoir refill." Geophysical Research Letters 43 (18): 9552-9562. .
- 2016. "Stikine Icefield Mass Loss Between 2000 and 2013/2014." Frontiers in Earth Science 4. .
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