Digging out a seismometer on the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica


I’m a research scientist having completed my PhD at Washington University in St. Louis in 2016. My research¬†interests are diverse, but have¬†predominantly revolved around Antarctic datasets including glacial seismology, Southern Ocean microseisms (vibrations of the Earth caused by ocean waves) and ambient noise tomography (imaging the earth using microseisms).


Pratt-12ia40l-458x458My current position is a software developer for the Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration at WashU. This new lab is embracing augmented reality platforms in order to display complex concepts within the Earth Sciences. Our goal is to provide an application that can display virtual outcrops from classic geological locations from around the world. We are also investigating the visualization of other datasets such as mineral lattice structures and earthquake locations.