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AVO is a very extended family. Some people work full time for the observatory, others well under half time. Others perform essential work, but only draw operating expenses. Several agencies contribute personnel at several locations. A wide variety of disciplines are represented, including geophysics, geology, glaciology, hydrology, geochemistry, remote sensing, computing, electronics, and administration. The following people are the paid staff, and share among themselves about 22 Full Time Equivalent positions.

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Janet Schaefer
Department: Alaska State Geological and Geophysical Surveys
Institute: ADGGS
Address: Fairbanks, AK 99709
Computer Systems/Database/GIS
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GIS, geologic mapping, volcano hazard assessments.

Schaefer, J.R., Cameron, C.E., and Nye, C.J., 2014, Historically active volcanoes of Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 133 v. 1.2, 1 sheet, scale 1:3,000,000, available at http://www.dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/20181 .
Download PDF files on DGGS's web site

Stelling, P.L., Beget, J.E., Gardner, J.E., and Schaefer, J.R., 2014, Preliminary volcano-hazard assessment for Fisher volcano, Unimak Island, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2014-5, 32 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:500,000. doi:10.14509/29146 .
Download link to PDF and associated files on DGGS website
Download PDF full-text PDF : 25 MB
Download PDF map sheet : 79 MB

Larsen, J.F., Sliwinski, M.G., Nye, Christopher, Cameron, Cheryl, and Schaefer, J.R., 2013, The 2008 eruption of Okmok Volcano, Alaska: Petrological and geochemical constraints on the subsurface magma plumbing system: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 264, p. 85-106, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.07.003 .

Schaefer, J.R., Scott, W.E., Evans, W.C., Wang, Bronwen, and McGimsey, R.G., 2013, Summit crater lake observations, and the location, chemistry, and pH of water samples near Mount Chiginagak volcano, Alaska: 2004-2012: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2011-6 v. 2, 25 p., available online at www.dggs.gov/pubs/id/25602 .
Download link to publication on ADGGS website

Wallace, K.L., Schaefer, J.R., and Coombs, M.L., 2013, Character, mass, distribution, and origin of tephra-fall deposits from the 2009 eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska - Highlighting the significance of particle aggregation: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 259, p. 145-169, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.09.015
Download PDF full-text pdf : 6.3 MB

Mastin, L.G., Schwaiger, Hans, Schneider, D.J., Wallace, K.L., Schaefer, Janet, and Denlinger, R.P., 2013, Injection, transport, and deposition of tephra during event 5 at Redoubt Volcano, 23 March, 2009: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 259, p. 201-213, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.04.025
Download PDF full-text pdf : 5.6 MB

Schaefer, J.R., and Wallace, K.L., 2012, Ash fall contour map of the 2009 eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska: Digital shapefiles of contours and sample locations: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 143, 1 DVD. Available free online at http://www.dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/23463 .
Download link to free download of publication on DGGS website

Schaefer, J.R., ed., 2012, The 2009 eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska, with contributions by Bull, Katharine, Cameron, Cheryl, Coombs, Michelle, Diefenbach, Angie, Lopez, Taryn, McNutt, Steve, Neal, Christina, Payne, Allison, Power, John, Schneider, Dave, Scott, William, Snedigar, Seth, Thompson, Glenn, Wallace, Kristi, Waythomas, Chris, Webley, Peter, and Werner, Cynthia: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2011-5, 45 p., available at http://www.dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/23123.
Download link to PDF on ADGGS website

Schaefer, J.R., Larsen, J.F., and Unema, J.A., 2011, Digital elevation model (DEM) and shaded relief image of Okmok Caldera, 2010: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Raw Data File 2011-6, 1 DVD, available online at http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/id/23223 .
Download link to ADGGS website with GIS files for download

citation imageJensen, B.J.L., Preece, S.J., Lamothe, Michel, Pearce, N.J.G., Froese, D.G., Westgate, J.A., Schaefer, Janet, and Beget, Jim, 2011, The variegated (VT) tephra: A new regional marker for middle to late marine isotope stage 5 across Yukon and Alaska: Quaternary International, v. 246, p. 312-323, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2011.06.028.

Neal, C.A., Larsen, J.F., and Schaefer, Janet, 2009, The July-August 2008 hydrovolcanic eruption of Okmok Volcano, Umnak Island, Alaska: Alaska Geological Society Newsletter, v. 39, n. 5, p. 1-3.

citation imageLarsen, J., Neal, C., Webley, P., Freymueller, J., Haney, M., McNutt, S., Schneider, D., Prejean, S., Schaefer, J., and Wessels, R., 2009, Eruption of Alaska volcano breaks historic pattern: Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 90, n. 20, p. 173-174.

citation imageSchaefer, J.R., and Nye, Chris, 2008, The Alaska Volcano Observatory - 20 years of volcano research, monitoring, and eruption response: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Alaska GeoSurvey News, NL 2008-001, v. 11, n. 1, p. 1-9, available at http://wwwdggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/pubs?reqtype=citation&ID=16061 .
Download PDF full-text PDF on AVO's server : 5.68 MB
Download ADGGS website with link to PDF

Schaefer, J.R., Wallace, K.L., and Kassel, C.M., 2008, Preliminary bathymetric map of Mother Goose Lake, Alaska Peninsula: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Raw Data File 2008-3, 1 disc, available at http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/id/16301 .
Download DGGS site with links to data, GIS, and metadata files

citation imageSchaefer, J. R., W. E. Scott, W. C. Evans, J. Jorgenson, R. G. McGimsey, and B. Wang, 2008, The 2005 catastrophic acid crater lake drainage, lahar, and acidic aerosol formation at Mount Chiginagak volcano, Alaska, USA: Field observations and preliminary water and vegetation chemistry results: Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, v. 9, n. 7, 29 p., Q07018, doi:10.1029/2007GC001900.

Pfeffer, Melissa, and Schaefer, Janet, 2008, A phytotoxic dense gas flow produced during the crater lake breakout at Chiginagak Volcano, Alaska [abs.]: 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway.

citation imageLarsen, J. F., Neal, Christina, Schaefer, Janet, Beget, Jim, and Nye, Chris, 2007, Late Pleistocene and Holocene caldera-forming eruptions of Okmok Caldera, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, in Eichelberger, John, Gordeev, Evgenii, Izbekov, Pavel, Kasahara, Minoru, and Lees, Jonathan, eds., Volcanism and Subduction: The Kamchatka Region: Geophysical Monograph 172, American Geophysical Union, p. 343-364.

Ramsey, D. W., Robinson, J. E., Schilling, S. P., Schaefer, J. R., and Trusdell, F. A., 2007, Crisis GIS: Preparing for and responding to volcanic eruptions in the United States, in Thomas, C., ed., Standards for Success: GIS for Federal Progress and Accountability: Redlands, California, ESRI Press, p. 3-8.

Schaefer, J.R., Scott, W.E., McGimsey, R.G., and Jorgenson, Janet, 2006, The 2005 crater lake formation, lahar, acidic flood, and caustic aerosol and gas release from Chiginagak Volcano, Alaska [abs.]: Geological Society of America - Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, n. 5, p. 29.

citation imageSchaefer, J. R., 2005, 30-meter shaded relief image of Okmok Volcano, Umnak Island, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Raw Data File RDF 2005-01, 1 CD-ROM.
Download MapInfo .TAB file : 1 KB
Download .TFW file : 1 KB
Download Tiff TIFF image file : 17.4 MB
Download image of shaded relief TIFF file : 26 KB
Download Plaintext metadata for RDF 2005-01 : 23 KB

citation imageBeget, J.E., Larsen, J.F., Neal, C.A., Nye, C.J., and Schaefer, J.R., 2005, Preliminary volcano-hazard assessment for Okmok Volcano, Umnak Island, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2004-3, 32 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:150,000.
Download PDF full text of report : 3.4 MB
Download PDF map sheet : 53.2 MB
Download link to all files for this report on DGGS website

Schaefer, J.R., Scott, W.E., McGimsey, R.G., Jorgenson, Janet, 2005, The 2005 crater lake formation, lahar, acidic flood, and gas emission from Chiginagak volcano, Alaska, [abs.]: EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract V21E-0675.

citation imageSchaefer, Janet, and Nye, C. J., 2002, Historically active volcanoes of the Aleutian Arc: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication MP 0123, unpaged, 1 sheet, scale 1:3,000,000. Superceded by Miscellaneous Publication 133: http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/pubs?reqtype=citation&ID=20181
Download link to PDF files on DGGS website of MP133, which updates MP123

citation imageNye, C. J., Keith, T. E. C., Eichelberger, J. C., Miller, T. P., McNutt, S. R., Moran, S., Schneider, D. J., Dehn, J., and Schaefer, J. R., 2002, The 1999 eruption of Shishaldin Volcano, Alaska: monitoring a distant eruption: Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 64, n. 8, p. 507-519.

citation imageBeget, J. E., Nye, C. J., Schaefer, J. R., and Stelling, P. L., 2002, Preliminary volcano-hazard assessment for Shishaldin Volcano, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigations RI 2002-4, 28 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:500,000.
Download PDF full-text PDF : 2.25 MB

citation imageSchaefer, J. R. G., 2002, Stratigraphy, major oxide geochemistry, and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of a tephra section near Tok, Alaska: University of Alaska Fairbanks unpublished M.S. thesis, 62 p.
Download PDF full-text PDF : 2.06 MB

Schaefer, J. R. G., Layer, P. W., Beget, J. E., and Drake, Jeff, 2000, (super 40) Ar/ (super 39) Ar dating of Quaternary low-potassium hornblende from a fine-grained Alaskan tephra by total laser-fusion [abs.]: Eos, v. 81, n. 48, p. 1375-1376.

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