Matthew Patrick



University of Hawaii Manoa, Ph.D. (2005) - Geology and Geophysics

University of Alaska Fairbanks, M.S. (2002) - Geology

Cornell University, B.S. (1999) – Geology



US Geological Survey - Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: Research Geologist, 2007-present

Michigan Tech University: Postdoctoral Researcher, 2006-2007

University of Hawaii Manoa: Postdoctoral Researcher, 2005-2006

University of Hawaii Manoa: Research Assistant, 2002-2005

University of Alaska Fairbanks: Research Assistant, 1999-2002


Journal publications:


Data releases

Patrick MR. 2021. Crater geometry data for Puʻuʻōʻō, on Kīlauea Volcano's East Rift Zone, in May 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Patrick MR, Dietterich H, Lyons J, Diefenbach A, Parcheta C, Anderson K, Namiki A, Sumita I, Shiro B, and Kauahikaua J. 2019. Cyclic lava effusion during the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano: data release: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Patrick MR, Younger EF, and Tollett W. 2019. Lava level and crater geometry data during the 2018 lava lake draining at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii: U.S. Geological Survey data release,