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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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Hans Schwaiger
Address: Anchorage, AK 99516
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citation imageVan Eaton, A.R., Mastin, L.G., Herzog, M., Schwaiger, H.F., Schneider, D.J., Wallace, K.L., and Clarke, A.B., 2015, Hail formation triggers rapid ash aggregation in volcanic plumes: Nature Communications, v. 6, n. 7860, 7 p., doi: 10.1038/ncomms8860 .

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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Mastin, L.G., Randall, M.J., Schwaiger, H.F., and Denlinger, R.P., 2013, User's guide and reference to Ash3d - A three dimensional model for Eulerian atmospheric tephra transport and deposition: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1122, 48 p., available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1122/ .
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Schwaiger, H.F., Denlinger, R.P., and Mastin, L.G., 2012, Ash3d: A finite-volume, conservative numerical model for ash transport and tephra deposition: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 117, B04204, doi:10.1029/2011JB008968, 20 p.

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