- Professor of Geophysics
- PhD, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., 1983
Tom Herring received his PhD from the Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences department (EAPS) of MIT in 1983. Following his doctorate, he spent almost seven years as a Research Associate at Harvard University. Tom returned to EAPS and MIT in 1989 where he is a Professor of Geophysics since 1997. Tom’s research is in the applications of high precision geodetic measurement systems, primarily the Global Position System (GPS), Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), and Satellite Laser Altimetry. These applications include deformation monitoring both globally and in selected regions around the world; studies of atmospheric water vapor; and analysis of changes in the rotation of the Earth.
L.A. Stevens, M.D. Behn, J.J. McGuire, S.B. Das, I. Joughin, T. Herring, D.E. Shean, M.A. King, 2015, "Greenland supraglacial lake drainages triggered by hydrologically induced basal slip", Nature, 522, 73 - 76
B. Jha, F. Bottazzi, R. Wojcik, M. Coccia, N. Bechor, D. McLaughlin, T. Herring, B. Hager, S. Mantica, R. Juanes, 2015, "Reservoir characterization in an underground gas storage field using joint inversion of flow and geodetic data", International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 39, 1619 - 1638
N.Bechor Ben-Dov, T. Herring, 2012, "Multiple aperture INSAR (MAI) with C-band and L-band data: Noise and precision"
K.H. Ji, T. Herring, 2011, "Transient signal detection using GPS measurements: Transient Inflation at Akutan Volcano, Alaska, During Early 2008", Geophysical Research Letters, 38
A. Freed, T. Herring, R. Burgmann, 2010, "Steady-state laboratory flow laws alone fail to explain postseismic observations", Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 300