Tom Herring’s research is in the applications of high precision geodetic measurement systems, primarily the Global Position System (GPS), Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), and Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR). 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.
Herring received his Ph.D. from EAPS 1983. Following his doctorate, he spent almost seven years as a Research Associate at Harvard University. he returned to EAPS and MIT in 1989 where he has been a Professor of Geophysics since 1997.
Fellow AAAS (2013) | Vening-Meinesz Medal, European Geophysical Union (2007) | Bomford Prize, International Association of Geodesy (1995) | Macelwane Medal, American Geophysical Union (1991) | NASA Group Achievement Award, Crustal Dynamics Project (1986 & 1993) | Australian Postgraduate Research Award (1977) | S.E. Reilly Prize in Surveying (1975) | Commonwealth University Scholarship (1973)