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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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Dave Schneider
Institute: USGS
Address: Anchorage, AK 99508
Discipline(s):Remote Sensing
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USGS-Anchorage. Research and monitoring of volcanic activity using remote sensing. Interests include satellite measurements of ash and so2, ground-based and airborne thermal imaging, and ground-based radar observations of ash emissions.

Werner, Cynthia, Kern, Christoph, Coppola, Diego, Lyons, J.J., Kelly, P.J., Wallace, K.L., Schneider, D.J., and Wessels, R.L., 2017, Magmatic degassing, lava dome extrusion, and explosions from Mount Cleveland volcano, Alaska, 2011-2015: Insights into the continuous nature of volcanic activity over multi-year timescales: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 13 p. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.03.001

citation imageWaythomas, C.F., Haney, M.M., Fee, David, Schneider, D.J., and Wech, Aaron, 2014: The 2013 eruption of Pavlof Volcano, Alaska: a spatter eruption at an ice- and snow-clad volcano: Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 76, n. 862, 12 p., doi: 10.1007/s00445-014-0862-2

citation imageSchneider, D.J., and Hoblitt, R.P., 2013, Doppler weather radar observations of the 2009 eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 259, p. 133-144, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.11.004
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citation imageLopez, Taryn, Carn, Simon, Werner, Cynthia, Fee, David, Kelly, Peter, Doukas, Michael, Pfeffer, Melissa, Webley, Peter, Cahill, Catherine, and Schneider, David, 2013, Evaluation of Redoubt Volcano's sulfur dioxide emissions by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 259, p. 290-307, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.03.002

citation imageMastin, 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
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citation imageBehnke, S.J., Thomas, R.J., McNutt, S.R., Schneider, D.J., Krehbiel, P.R., Rison, William, and Edens, H.E., 2013, Observations of volcanic lightning during the 2009 eruption of Redoubt Volcano: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 259, p. 214-234, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2011.12.010

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.
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citation imageDe Angelis, Silvio, Fee, David, Haney, Matthew, and Schneider, David, 2012, Detecting hidden volcanic explosions from Mt. Cleveland volcano, Alaska, with infrasound and ground-coupled airwaves: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 39, L21312, 6 p., doi: 10.1029/2012GL053635 .

citation imageMoretti, L., Mangeney, A., Capdeville, Y., Stutzman, E., Huggel, C., Schneider, D., and Bouchut, F., 2012, Numerical modeling of the Mount Steller landslide flow history and of the generated long period seismic waves: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 39, n. 16, 10 p., doi:10.1029/2012GL052511 .

citation imageVaughan, R.G., Keszthelyi, L.P., Davies, A.G., Schneider, D.J., Jaworowski, Cheryl, and Heasler, Henry, 2010, Exploring the limits of sub-pixel thermal features using ASTER TIR data: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 189, p. 225-237, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.11.010 .

Coombs, M.L., Bull, K.F., Vallance, J.W., Schneider, D.J., Thoms, E.E., Wessels, R.L., and McGimsey, R.G., 2010, Timing, distribution, and volume of proximal products of the 2006 Eruption of Augustine Volcano, chapter 8 of Power, J.A., Coombs, M.L., and Freymueller, J.T., eds., The 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1769, p. 145-185, 1 plate, scale 1:20,000, and GIS data [http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1769/chapters/p1769_chapter08].
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Wessels, R.L., Coombs, M.L., Schneider, D.J., Dehn, Jonathan, and Ramsey, M.S., 2010, High-resolution satellite and airborne thermal infrared imaging of the 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, chapter 22 of Power, J.A., Coombs, M.L., and Freymueller, J.T., eds., The 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1769, p. 527-552 [http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1769/chapters/p1769_chapter22.pdf].
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citation imageGuffanti, Marianne, Schneider, D.J., Wallace, K.L., Hall, Tony, Bensimon, D.R., and Salinas, L.J., 2010, Aviation response to a widely dispersed volcanic ash and gas cloud from the August 2008 eruption of Kasatochi, Alaska, USA: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 115, n. D00L19, 9 p., doi:10.1029/2010JD013868 .

citation imageWaythomas, C.F., Scott, W.E., Prejean, S.G., Schneider, D.J., Izbekov, Pavel, and Nye, C.J., 2010, The 7-8 August 2008 eruption of Kasatochi Volcano, central Aleutian Islands, Alaska: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 115, n. B00B06, 23 p., doi:10.1029/2010JB007437 .

citation imageMarzano, F.S., Marchiotto, Sara, Textor, Christiane, and Schneider, D.J., 2010, Model-based weather radar remote sensing of explosive volcanic ash eruption: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, v. 48, n. 10, p. 3591-3607, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2010.2047862 .

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 imageMastin, L.G., Guffanti, M., Servranckx, R., Webley, P., Barsotti, S., Dean, K., Durant, A., Ewert, J.W., Neri, A., Rose, W.I., Schneider, D., Siebert, L., Stunder, B., Swanson, G., Tupper, A., Volentik, A., and Waythomas, C.F., 2009, A multidisciplinary effort to assign realistic source parameters to models of volcanic ash-cloud transport and dispersion during eruptions: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 186, n. 1-2, p. 10-21, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.01.008 .

citation imageSmith, J.G., Dehn, Jonathan, Hoblitt, R.P., LaHusen, R.G., Lowenstern, J.B., Moran, S.C., McClelland, Lindsay, McGee, K.A., Nathenson, Manuel, Okubo, P.G., Pallister, J.S., Poland, M.P., Power, J.A., Schneider, D.J., and Sisson, T.W., 2009, Volcano monitoring, in Young, Rob, and Norby, Lisa, eds., Geological Monitoring: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America, p. 273-305.

Marzano, F.S., Marchiotto, S., Barbieri, S., Giuliani, G., Textor, C., and Schneider, D.J., 2009, Ground-based weather radar remote sensing of volcanic ash explosive eruptions [abs.]: Geophysical Research Abstracts, v. 11, 1 p.

Moran, S.C., Freymueller, J.T., LaHusen, R.G., McGee, K.A., Poland, M.P., Power, J.A., Schmidt, D.A., Schneider, D.J., Stephens, G., Werner, C.A., and White, R.A., 2008, Instrumentation recommendations for volcano monitoring at U.S. volcanoes under the National Volcano Early Warning System: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5114, 47 p., available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5114/ .

Waythomas, C.F., Prejean, S.G., and Schneider, D.J., 2008, Small volcano, big eruption, scientists rescued just in time: US Department of the Interior online publication People, Land, and Water preprint.

citation imageWood, Jefferson, Scott, Carven, and Schneider, David, 2007, WSR-88D radar observations of volcanic ash: Fourth International Workshop on Volcanic Ash, World Meterological Organization (WMO) in close collaboration with the International Civil Aviation Organziation (ICAO) and the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, Rotorua, New Zealand, 26-20 March, 2007, 9 p., available at http://www.caa.govt.nz/Volcanic_Ash_Workshop/Papers/VAWS4WP0403.pdf .

Webley, Peter, Dean, Ken, Dehn, Jon, Bailey, John, Schneider, Dave, Wessels, Rick, Lovick, Joseph, Rinkleff, Peter, and Izbekov, Pavel, 2006, The role of remote sensing in monitoring of Augustine Volcano [abs.]: Geological Society of America - Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, n. 5, p. 28.

citation imageDean, Kenneson, Dehn, Jonathan, McNutt, Steve, Neal, Christina, Moore, Richard, and Schneider, Dave, 2002, Satellite imagery proves essential for monitoring erupting Aleutian volcano: Eos, v. 83, n. 22, p. 241, 246-247.

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 imageRose, W. I., Bluth, G. J. S., Schneider, D. J., Ernst, G. G. J., Riley, C. M., Henderson, L. J., and McGimsey, R. G., 2001, Observations of volcanic clouds in their first few days of atmospheric residence: the 1992 eruptions of Crater Peak, Mount Spurr Volcano, Alaska: Journal of Geology, v. 109, n. 6, p. 677-694.

Schneider, D. J., 2000, Satellite observations of explosive volcanic eruptions: Michigan Technological University unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, 99 p.

Schneider, D. J., Dean, K. G., Dehn, J., Miller, T. P., and Kirianov, V. Y., 2000, Monitoring and analyses of volcanic activity using remote sensing data at the Alaska Volcano Observatory: case study for Kamchatka, Russia, December 1997: in Mouginis-Mark, P. J., Crisp, J. A., and Fink, J. H., Remote sensing of active volcanism, American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph 0116, p. 65-86.

Ernst, G. G. J., Henderson, L. J., Rose, W. I., Bluth, G. J. S., Riley, C. M., Schneider, D. J., and McGimsey, R. G., 2000, Observations of 1992 Crater Peak/Spurr volcanic clouds in the first few days of atmospheric residence [abs.]: Eos, v. 81, n. 48, p. 1287.

Hornstein, John, Fromm, Michael, Bevilacqua, Richard, Shettle, Eric, Alfred, Jerome, Ovarlez, Joelle, Schneider, D. J., Haack, Tracy, and Weisenstein, Debra, 2000, POAM III observations of the Mt. Shishaldin volcanic plume [abs.]: Eos, v. 81, n. 48, p. 1276.

Schneider, D. J., Moran, S. C., and Nye, C. J., 1999, Volcanic clouds from the 1999 eruption of Shishaldin Volcano, Alaska: comparisons of satellite, seismic, and geologic observations [abs.]: Eos, v. 80, n. 46, p. 1146-1147.

McGimsey, R. G., Schneider, D. J., Neal, C. A., and Roach, A. L., 1999, Use of FLIR observations during eruption response at two Alaskan volcanoes [abs.]: Eos, v. 80, n. 46, p. 1146.

Dehn, Jonathan, Dean, Kenneson, Worley, Shelly, Izbekov, Pavel, Schneider, D. J., Theilen, Monica, and Engle, Kevin, 1999, Thermal satellite imagery of the 1999 eruption of Shishaldin Volcano [abs.]: Eos, v. 80, n. 46, p. 1146.

Dehn, J., Dean, K. G., Worley, S., Izbekov, P., Schneider, D., Theilen, M., and Engle, K., 1999, Thermal satellite imagery of the 1999 eruption of Shishaldin Volcano [abs.]: in Severin, Barb and Anderson, P. M., (eds.), Science in the north: 50 years of change, Arctic Science Conference, 50, Program and Abstracts, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK, Sept 19-22, 1999, p. 210-211.

Dean, K., Dehn, J., Izbekov, P., Worley, S., Engle, K., and Schneider, D., 1999, The use of satellite data to monitor volcanoes in the North Pacific region: in Thematic Conference on Geologic Remote Sensing, 13, Proceedings, v. 2, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 1-3, 1999, Ann Arbor, MI, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, p. II.84-II.87.

Dehn, J., Dean, K. G., Schneider, D. J., Izbekov, P., and Worley, S., 1998, Monitoring of Arctic volcanoes via remote sensing [abs.]: in International Cooperation in Arctic Research: Detecting Global Change and its Impacts in the Western Arctic, Arctic Science Conference, 49, Program and Abstracts, Fairbanks, AK, Oct. 25-28, 1998, p. 166-167.

Schneider, D. J., Dean, K. G., Engle, K., and Worley, S. L., 1997, Monitoring and analyses of volcanic activity using remote sensing data at the Alaska Volcano Observatory [abs.]: Eos, v. 78, n. 46, p. 777.

citation imageSchneider, D. J., Rose, W. I., and Kelley, Lee, 1995, Tracking of 1992 eruption clouds from Crater Peak vent of Mount Spurr Volcano, Alaska, using AVHRR: in Keith, T. E. C., (ed.), The 1992 eruptions of Crater Peak vent, Mount Spurr Volcano, Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin B 2139, p. 27-36.
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citation imageSchneider, D. J., and Rose, W. I., 1994, Observations of the 1989-90 Redoubt Volcano eruption clouds using AVHRR satellite imagery: in Casadevall, T. J., (ed.), Volcanic ash and aviation safety: proceedings of the first international symposium on volcanic ash and aviation safety, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin B 2047, p. 405-418.
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Riehle, J. R., Rose, W. I., Schneider, D. J., Casadevall, T. J., and Langford, J. S., 1994, Unmanned aerial sampling of a volcanic ash cloud: Eos, v. 75, n. 12, p. 137-138.

Schneider, D. J., Wen, S., Rose, W. I., and Kelley, L., 1993, Observations of the spectral evolution and long distance transport of Mt. Spurr/ Crater Peak, Alaska volcanic clouds using AVHRR [abs.]: Eos, v. 74, n. 43, p. 74.

Hossli, R., Rose, W. I., Schneider, D. J., and Sprod, I., 1993, Simultaneous use of AVHRR and TOMS for remote sensing of volcanic clouds [abs.]: Eos, v. 74, n. 43, p. 74.

Schneider, D. J., and Rose, W. I., 1991, Utility of AVHRR sensor for remote sensing of Alaskan eruption clouds [abs.]: in Casadevall, T. J., (ed.), First international symposium on volcanic ash and aviation safety, U.S. Geological Survey Circular C 1065, p. 38.

Schneider, D. J., and Rose, W. I., 1990, Satellite imagery of eruption plumes from Redoubt Volcano, Alaska [abs.]: Eos, v. 71, n. 43, p. 1710.

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