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Researcher: King, MA (Professor Matt King)

Fields of Research

Geodesy
Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Glaciology
Physical Oceanography
Geodynamics
Palaeoclimatology
Marine Geoscience
Geophysics
Seismology and Seismic Exploration
Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
Sociology
Natural Hazards
Atmospheric Sciences
Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution
Surfacewater Hydrology
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Oceanography
Galactic Astronomy
Surface Processes
Astronomical and Space Instrumentation

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Climate and Climate Change
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts)
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Climate Change Models
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Atmospheric Processes and Dynamics
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Environment
Natural Hazards
Natural Hazards in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Women's Health
Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Water Allocation and Quantification
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)

Career Best Publications

A reconciled estimate of ice-sheet mass balance; Science
Fracture propagation to the base of the Greenland ice sheet during supraglacial lake drainage; Science
Lower satellite-gravimetry estimates of Antarctic sea-level contribution; Nature
Ongoing deformation of Antarctica following recent Great Earthquakes; Geophysical Research Letters
Rapid bedrock uplift in the Antarctic Peninsula explained by viscoelastic response to recent ice unloading; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Seasonal speedup along the western flank of the Greenland ice sheet; Science
Spurious periodic horizontal signals in sub-daily GPS position estimates; Journal of Geodesy
Unabated global mean sea-level rise over the satellite altimeter era; Nature Climate Change
Velocity change of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, during the period 1968-1999; Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface

Research Publications

A 4-decade record of elevation change of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica; Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface
A benchmark study for glacial isostatic adjustment codes; Geophysical Journal International
A comparison of GPS, VLBI and model estimates of ocean tide loading displacements; Journal of Geodesy
A first look at the effects of ionospheric signal bending on a globally processed GPS network; Journal of Geodesy
A new glacial isostatic adjustment model for Antarctica: calibrated and tested using observations of relative sea-level change and present-day uplift rates; Geophysical Journal International
A reconciled estimate of ice-sheet mass balance; Science
A review of higher order ionospheric refraction effects on dual frequency GPS; Surveys in Geophysics
A Validation of Ocean Tide Models Around Antarctica Using GPS Measurements; Geodetic and Geophysical Observations in Antarctica
Accuracy assessment of global barotropic ocean tide models; Reviews of Geophysics
Accuracy assessment of ocean tide models around Antarctica; Geophysical Research Letters
An assessment of forward and inverse GIA solutions for Antarctica; Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
Antarctic ice mass balance estimates from GRACE: Tidal aliasing effects; Journal of Geophysical Research F: Earth Surface
Apparent stability of GPS monumentation from short-baseline time series; Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth
Application of GPS in Glaciology; Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers
Assessment of glacier volume change using ASTER-based surface matching of historical photography; IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Assessment of the Jason-1 and TOPEX/Poseidon microwave radiometer performance using GPS from offshore sites in the north sea; Marine Geodesy
Basal mechanics of ice streams: Insights from the stick-slip motion of Whillans Ice Stream, West Antarctica; Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface
Choice of optimal averaging radii for temporal GRACE gravity solutions, a comparison with GPS and satellite altimetry; Geophysical Journal International
Continued deceleration of Whillans ice stream, West Antarctica; Geophysical Research Letters
Detecting offsets in GPS time series: first results from the detection of offsets in GPS experiment; Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth
Diurnal and semidiurnal tide-induced lateral movement of Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica; Geophysical Research Letters
Effects of azimuthal multipath asymmetry on long GPS coordinate time series; GPS Solutions
Empirical estimation of present-day Antarctic glacial isostatic adjustment and ice mass change; The Cryosphere
Empirical modelling of site-specific errors in continuous GPS data; Journal of Geodesy
Erratum: Ocean tides in the Weddell Sea: New observations on the Filchner-Ronne and Larsen C ice shelves and model validation; Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans
Flow of the Ross ice Shelf, Antarctica, is modulated by the ocean tide; Journal of Glaciology
Fracture propagation to the base of the Greenland ice sheet during supraglacial lake drainage; Science
Geodetic vertical velocities affected by recent rapid changes in polar motion; Geophysical Journal International
Glacial isostatic adjustment in response to changing Late Holocene behaviour of ice streams on the Siple Coast, West Antarctica; Geophysical Journal International
GPS height time series: Short-period origins of spurious long-period signals; Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth
GPS: Putting it on Ice; 39th Australian Surveyors Congress
Greenland ice sheet motion coupled with daily melting in late summer; Geophysical Research Letters
Greenland ice sheet motion insensitive to exceptional meltwater forcing; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Greenland supraglacial lake drainages triggered by hydrologically induced basal slip; Nature
Higher-order ionospheric effects on the GPS reference frame and velocities; Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
Ice flow modulated by tides at up to annual periods at Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica; Geophysical Research Letters
Ice Sheets, Glaciers, and Sea Level; Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
Ice stream D flow speed is strongly modulated by the tide beneath the Ross Ice Shelf; Geophysical Research Letters
Ice velocities of the Lambert Glacier from static GPS observations; Earth Planets and Space
Ice-shelf elevation changes due to atmospheric pressure variations; Journal of Glaciology
Impact of tide-topography interactions on basal melting of Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Improved Constraints on Models of Glacial Isostatic Adjustment: A Review of the Contribution of Ground-Based Geodetic Observations; Surveys in Geophysics
Improving models of earth's response to ice and ocean loading changes; Eos: Transactions, American Geophysical Union
Incomplete separability of Antarctic plate rotation from glacial isostatic adjustment deformation within geodetic observations; Geophysical Journal International
Increased ice loading in the Antarctic Peninsula since the 1850s and its effect on glacial isostatic adjustment; Geophysical Research Letters
Influence of ice-sheet geometry and supraglacial lakes on seasonal ice-flow variability; Cryosphere
J2: An evaluation of new estimates from GPS, GRACE, and load models compared to SLR; Geophysical Research Letters
Just a big downer?; Planet Earth
Kinematic and static GPS techniques for estimating tidal displacements with application to Antarctica; Journal of Geodynamics
Levelling co-located GNSS and tide gauge stations using GNSS reflectometry; Journal of Geodesy
Location for direct access to subglacial Lake Ellsworth: An assessment of geophysical data and modeling; Geophysical Research Letters
Long GPS coordinate time series: Multipath and geometry effects; Journal of Geophysical Research
Low post-glacial rebound rates in the Weddell Sea due to Late Holocene ice-sheet readvance; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Lower satellite-gravimetry estimates of Antarctic sea-level contribution; Nature
Mass change from GRACE: a simulated comparison of Level-1B analysis techniques; Geophysical Journal International
Monument-antenna effects on GPS coordinate time series with application to vertical rates in Antarctica; Journal of Geodesy
Multi-decadal glacier surface lowering in the Antarctic Peninsula; Geophysical Research Letters
Non-linear responses of Rutford Ice Stream, Antarctica, to semi-diurnal and diurnal tidal forcing; Journal of Glaciology
Nonlinear interaction between ocean tides and the Larsen C Ice Shelf system; Geophysical Research Letters
Observations of enhanced thinning in the upper reaches of Svalbard glaciers; The Cryosphere
Ocean tides in the Weddell Sea: New observations on the Filchner-Ronne and Larsen C ice shelves and model validation; Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans
On the rebound: modeling Earth's ever-changing shape; EOS
Ongoing deformation of Antarctica following recent Great Earthquakes; Geophysical Research Letters
Precipitable water vapor estimates from homogeneously reprocessed GPS data: an intertechnique comparison in Antarctica; Journal of Geophysical Research
Progress in modelling and observing Antarctic glacial isostatic adjustment; Astronomy and Geophysics
Radiometric path delay calibration of ERS-2 with application to altimetric range; European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Rapid bedrock uplift in the Antarctic Peninsula explained by viscoelastic response to recent ice unloading; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Rapid ice unloading in the Fleming Glacier region, southern Antarctic Peninsula, and its effect on bedrock uplift rates; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Redefinition of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, grounding zone; Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth
Redefinition of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, grounding zone; Journal of Geophysical Research
Regional biases in absolute sea-level estimates from tide gauge data due to residual unmodeled vertical land movement; Geophysical Research Letters
Revisiting GRACE Antarctic ice mass trends and accelerations considering autocorrelation; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Rigorous GPS data-processing strategies for glaciological applications; Journal of Glaciology
Satellite gravity gradiometry: Secular gravity field change over polar regions; Journal of Geodynamics
Science and user needs for observing global mass transport to understand global change and to benefit society; Surveys in Geophysics
Seasonal evolution of subglacial drainage and acceleration in a Greenland outlet glacier; Nature Geoscience
Seasonal speedup along the western flank of the Greenland ice sheet; Science
Seasonal speedup of a Greenland marine-terminating outlet glacier forced by surface melt-induced changes in subglacial hydrology; Journal of Geophysical Research
Seasonal variations in Greenland Ice Sheet motion: Inland extent and behaviour at higher elevations; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Seismicity on the western Greenland Ice Sheet: surface fracture in the vicinity of active moulins; Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface
Short-term variability in Greenland Ice Sheet motion forced by time-varying meltwater drainage: implications for the relationship between subglacial drainage system behavior and ice velocity; Journal of Geophysical Research
Simultaneous teleseismic and geodetic observations of the stick-slip motion of an Antarctic ice stream; Nature
Spatial and temporal Antarctic Ice Sheet mass trends, glacio-isostatic adjustment, and surface processes from a joint inversion of satellite altimeter, gravity, and GPS data; Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface
Spurious periodic horizontal signals in sub-daily GPS position estimates; Journal of Geodesy
Stability of direct GPS estimates of ocean tide loading; Geophysical Research Letters
Strategies for High Precision Processing of GPS Measurements with Application to the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica; GPS Solutions
Subdaily signals in GPS observations and their effect at semiannual and annual periods; Geophysical Research Letters
Terminus dynamics at an advancing glacier: Taku Glacier, Alaska; Journal of Glaciology
The dynamics of the Amery Ice Shelf from a combination of terrestrial and space geodetic data
The global signature of post-1900 land ice wastage on vertical land motion; The Cryosphere
The GPS contribution to the error budget of surface elevations derived from airborne LIDAR; IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
The increasing rate of global mean sea-level rise during 19932014; Nature Climate Change
Tidal gravity variations revisited at Vostok Station, Antarctica; Polar Science
Tidal influence on Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica: Observations of surface flow and basal processes from closely spaced GPS and passive seismic stations; Journal of Glaciology
Tidal observations on floating ice using a single GPS receiver; Geophysical Research Letters
Tidally controlled stick-slip discharge of a West Antarctic ice stream; Science
Tidally driven stick-slip motion in the mouth of Whillans Ice Stream, Antarctica; Annals of Glaciology
Tide-induced lateral movement of Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica; Geophysical Research Letters
Treatment of horizontal and vertical tidal signals in GPS data: A case study on a floating ice shelf; Earth Planets and Space
Unabated global mean sea-level rise over the satellite altimeter era; Nature Climate Change
Uncertainty in geocentre estimates in the context of ITRF2014; Journal of Geophysical Research
Uplift rates from a new high-density GPS network in Palmer Land indicate significant late Holocene ice loss in the southwestern Weddell Sea; Geophysical Journal International
Validation of ocean tide models around Antarctica using onshore GPS and gravity data; Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth
Variable deceleration of Whillans Ice Stream, West Antarctica; Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface
Velocity change of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, during the period 1968-1999; Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface
Widespread low rates of Antarctic glacial isostatic adjustment revealed by GPS observations; Geophysical Research Letters
Winter motion mediates dynamic response of the Greenland Ice Sheet to warmer summers; Geophysical Research Letters

Research Projects

Broadband receivers for AuScope geodetic and astronomical applications; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Earth's response to ice unloading: a unique GPS measurement from Antarctica; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Earthquake biases in measurements of Antarctica's sea-level contribution; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Effect of geocentre motion on the Antarctic Ice mass balance; Universities Australia / Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) (UADAAD)
Gender Equity in Antarctic Research ; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
GPS4 Sea Levels; European Union (EU)
Improving Models of West Antarctic Glacial Isostatic Adjustment Through a New Surface Velocity Field; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Insights from the past: Using the history of Antarctica to improve projections of global sea level rise; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Ocean forced evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Outlet glacier dynamics in Princess Elizabeth Land; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Quantifying sea-level trends and extremes along Australia's coastal margin; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Removing bias estimates of East Antarctica's contribution to present and past sea level changes; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Totten Ice Dynamics and Evolution; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
A holistic model of outlet calving, dynamic acceleration and drawdown for the Greenland Ice Sheet
Antarctica on the scales: Present-day mass balance of the Antarctic Peninsula from time-variable gravity field measurements
Changes in glacier geometry and extent in Svalbard: Implications for sea-level rise during the 20th and 21st centuries.
Global Loading and Deformation at Tidal Timescales
High spatio-temporal resolution changes in Earth's gravity field from GOCE with application to ice mass balance
Improved constraints on global-scale hydrological change by determining secular geocenter motion and low degrees of the surface mass load
Improved models of West Antarctic glacial isostatic adjustment through new crustal motion data
iSTAR-C - Dynamical control on the response of Pine Island Glacier
iSTAR-D: The contribution to sea-level rise from the Amundsen Sea sector of Antarctica
Measurements of Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, thickness change from surface elevation observations 1968-present
Reducing the uncertainty in estimates of the sea level contribution from the westernmost part of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet
Regional Gravity Fields from GOCE and GRACE
Resolving Antarctic ice mass TrEndS (RATES)
The determination of a new global GPS-derived surface velocity field and its application to the problem of 20th century sea-level rise
The spatial and temporal distribution of 20th Century Antarctic Peninsula glacier mass change and its drivers
Tidal dynamics of the Filchner-Ronne and Larsen C ice shelves from GPS observations and model assimilation

Research Candidate Supervision