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AVO hiring a software engineer at University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute
Posted: October 03, 2018
The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Geophysical Institute is looking for a software engineer to work as part of the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO). This person will work with AVO staff to develop and implement software to improve volcano monitoring and research. Tools developed will analyze real-time data streams collected from instruments deployed on-site and/or remotely viewing volcanoes distributed throughout the state of Alaska. In this role, you will need to consult with AVO researchers and staff to develop, test, and deploy software; troubleshoot operational systems; and collaborate with the AVO IT staff to scope and manage a variety of software development, database, and IT projects. We seek someone with advanced programming and database administration skills who is interested in working in a collaborative, dynamic environment.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a joint program of the United States Geological Survey, the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the State of Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. AVO was formed in 1988, and uses federal, state and university resources to monitor and study Alaska's hazardous volcanoes, predict and record eruptive activity, and mitigate volcanic hazards to life and property.

To apply or find more information go to http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/510382/gi-avo-software-engineer

Application review will begin October 24, 2018. Inquires should be directed to David Fee at dfee1@alaska.edu.

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ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
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Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2:02 PM AKDT (Sunday, October 14, 2018, 22:02 UTC)


VENIAMINOF VOLCANO (VNUM #312070)
56°11'52" N 159°23'35" W, Summit Elevation 8225 ft (2507 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Unrest continues at Veniaminof volcano. Seismicity is above background levels and is characterized by low-level continuous tremor. Elevated surface temperatures associated with the lava flow at the intracaldera cone were observed in a single, cloudy satellite image over the past day. Web camera views of the volcano have been obscured by clouds. No significant ash emissions have been observed or reported.

Veniaminof Volcano is monitored with a local real-time seismic network, which will typically allow AVO to detect changes in unrest that may lead to an explosive eruption. Rapid detection of an ash-producing eruption would be accomplished using a combination of seismic, infrasound, lightning, and satellite data.


SEMISOPOCHNOI VOLCANO (VNUM #311060)
51°55'44" N 179°35'52" E, Summit Elevation 2625 ft (800 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Unrest continues at Semisopochnoi volcano. Seismicity remains elevated and above background levels. No significant volcanic activity was observed in cloudy satellite data or detected by regional infrasound sensors over the past day.

Semisopochnoi is monitored with an on-island seismic network, and remotely by satellite and lightning sensors. An infrasound array on Adak Island may detect explosive emissions from Semisopochnoi with a 13 minute delay if atmospheric conditions permit.


CLEVELAND VOLCANO (VNUM #311240)
52°49'20" N 169°56'42" W, Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Low-level unrest continues at Cleveland volcano. Nothing significant has been detected in seismic and regional infrasound data. No activity observed in cloudy satellite views of the volcano over the past day.

Cleveland volcano is monitored by only two seismic stations, which restricts AVO's ability to detect precursory unrest that may lead to an explosive eruption. Rapid detection of an ash-producing eruption may be possible using a combination of seismic, infrasound, lightning, and satellite data. The web camera, one seismic station, and the local infrasound array are offline due to a equipment failure on September 23rd. This hampers efforts to rapidly detect explosive activity; however, Cleveland remains monitored with a single seismic station and regional instruments.


GREAT SITKIN VOLCANO (VNUM #311120)
52°4'35" N 176°6'39" W, Summit Elevation 5709 ft (1740 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Low-level unrest continues at Great Sitkin volcano. Seismicity remains above background levels. No activity was observed in regional infrasound data or in mostly cloudy satellite images during the past day.

Great Sitkin volcano is monitored with a local real-time seismic network, which will typically allow AVO to detect changes in unrest that may lead to an explosive eruption. Rapid detection of an ash-producing eruption would be accomplished using a combination of seismic, infrasound, lightning, and satellite data.


OTHER ALASKA VOLCANOES

Information on all Alaska volcanoes is available at : http://www.avo.alaska.edu.

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Michelle Coombs, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
mcoombs@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

David Fee, Coordinating Scientist, UAFGI
dfee1@alaska.edu (907) 322-4085

The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.
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