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Thomas A. Herring

Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor of Geophysics

Expertise: GPS Applications
About Me Publications
Thomas Herring is a Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. He joined the MIT faculty in 1989. His research interests are in the development and applications of precise geodetic techniques, primarily the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), to study deformation processes on all spatial and temporal scales. He also uses these methods to study properties of the propagation medium including the Earth’s atmosphere.

He has been awarded the Macelwane Medal by the American Geophysical Union, the Bomford Prize by the International Association of Geodesy, and the Vening-Meinesz Medal by the European Geophysical Union. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the International Association of Geodesy and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

SCEC Participation

SCEC Board of Directors, Core Institution Member (2002 - 2023)
SCEC Science Planning Committee, Group Leader (2004)