Dr. Matthew Siegfried is a glaciologist who uses satellite remote sensing techniques, in combination with field-based and airborne geophysical methods, to understand physical processes of Earth’s glaciers and ice sheets. His research interests include the role of dynamic subglacial hydrology, interactions between ice, ocean, and solid earth, adapting field geophysical methods for ice-sheet applications, and independent validation of remotely sensed observations. Matt has completed field work on three continents, including seven expeditions to Antarctica, conducting experiments ranging from geochemical sampling of hydrothermal systems to ground-based and airborne geophysical surveying of an Antarctic ice stream. He is a member of NASA’s Operation IceBridge Science Team, the IRIS/UNAVCO Polar Networks Science Committee, and the American Meteorological Society’s Committee on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, and participates in Science Definition Team activities for the ICESat-2 mission, NASA’s next-generation satellite laser altimetry mission that is set for launch in mid-September 2018.
Matt received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College. After completing his PhD at Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Matt was a postdoctoral researcher in the Scripps Glaciology Group at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Thompson Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geophysics at Stanford University.
Matt joins the Geophysics faculty in January 2019. Welcome, Matt!