Matthew Watson

Matthew Watson


Adjunct Associate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

  • PhD, Earth Science and Geography, University of Cambridge
  • MS, Physics and Astronomy, Leicester University
  • BS, Chemistry, Leicester University

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Using satellite data to retrieve information about the gases and particles produced by volcanoes
  • The importance of volcanic gases during explosive eruptions
  • MODIS thermal IR algorithm development
  • Improvement of TOMS data processing software
  • Near-vent Sun photometry of volcanic aerosols

Recent Publications

  • 131786 Holland P., Watson, IM, Phillips, JC, Caricchi, L & Dalton M.P.. 'Degassing processes during lava dome growth: in from Santiaguito lava dome, Guatemala', Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 202, (pp. 153-166-), 2011.
  • 137635 Thomas, H.E., Watson, IM, Carn, S.A., Prata, A.J. & Realmuto, V.J.. 'A comparison of AIRS, MODIS and OMI sulphur dioxide retrievals in volcanic clouds', Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 2, (pp. 217-232), 2011.
  • 126193 Dalton, M.P., Waite, G.P., Watson, IM & Nadeau, P.A. 'Multiparameter quantification of gas release during weak Strombolian eruptions at Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala', Geophysical Research Lettters, 37, (pp. -), 2010. ISSN: 0094-8276 10.1029/2010GL042617
  • 130364 Martin, RS, Sawyer, GM, Spampinato, L, Salerno, GG, Ramirez, C, Ilyanskaya, E, Witt, MLI, Mather, TA, Watson, IM, Phillips, JC & Oppenheimer, C. 'A total volatile inventory for Masaya volcano, Nicaragua', Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, (pp. B09215-), 2010. 10.1029/2010JB007480
  • 137636 Thomas, H.E. & Watson, IM. 'Observations of volcanic emissions from space: current and future perspectives', Natural Hazards, (pp. -), 2010. 10.1007/s11069-009-9471-3
  • 130738 Adam Durant, Sandy Harrison, Watson, IM & Yves Balkanski. 'Sensitivity of direct radiative forcing to dust particle characteristics', Progress in Physical Geography, 30, (pp. 80-102), 2009.
  • 130739 Courtney Kearney, Watson, IM, Gregg Bluth, Simon Carn & Vincent Realmuto. 'A comparision of thermal infrared and ultraviolet retreivals of SO2 in the cloud produced by the 2003 Al-Mishaq state sulfur plant fire', Geophysical Research Letters, (pp. -), 2009.