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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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Matthew Loewen
Department: Alaska Volcano Observatory
Institute: USGS
Website: https://www.usgs.gov/staff-pro
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Orr, T.R., Cameron, C.E., Dietterich, H.R., Dixon, J.P., Enders, M.L., Grapenthin, R., Iezzi, A.M., Loewen, M.W., Power, J.A., Searcy, C., Tepp, G., Toney, L., Waythomas, C.F., and Wech, A.G., 2023, 2019 Volcanic activity in Alaska - Summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2023-5039, 64 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20235039.
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Moshrefzadeh, J., Izbekov, P., Loewen, M., Larsen, J., and Regan, S., 2023, Dating individual zones in phenocrysts from the 2016–2017 eruption of Bogoslof volcano provides constraints on timescales of magmatic processes: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research v. 435, article no. 107741, 16 p. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2022.107741.

Lubbers, J., Loewen, M., Wallace, K., Coombs, M., and Addison, J., 2023, Probabilistic source classification of large tephra producing eruptions using supervised machine learning - an example from the Alaska-Aleutian Arc: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems v. 24, no. 11, e2023GC011037. https://doi.org/10.1029/2023GC011037.

Loewen, M.W., Dietterich, Hannah, and Rosenkrans, H.S., 2023, Davidof volcano samples and analyses: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Raw Data File 2023-22, 4 p. https://doi.org/10.14509/31084.

Waythomas, C.F., Dietterich, H.R., Tepp, G.M., Lopez, T.M., and Loewen, M.W., 2022, The 2018 eruption of Mount Veniaminof, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2022-5075, 32 p. https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20225075.
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Loewen, M.L., Dietterich, H.R., Graham, Nathan, and Izbekov, Pavel, 2021, Evolution in eruptive style of the 2018 eruption of Veniaminof volcano, Alaska, reflected in groundmass textures and remote sensing: Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 83, no. 72, 19 p., https://doi.org/10.1007/s00445-021-01489-6.

Dietterich, H.R., Loewen, M.W., Laker, M., Orr, T., and Hults, C., 2021, Digital elevation models and orthoimagery from the 2018 eruption of Veniaminof, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9VEFFRX.
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Hudak, M.R., Bindeman, I.N., Loewen, M.W., and Giachetti, Thomas, 2021, Syn-eruptive hydration of volcanic ash records pyroclast-water interaction in explosive eruptions: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 48, e2021GL094141, doi:10.1029/2021GL094141.

Waythomas, C.F., Loewen, M., Wallace, K.L., Cameron, C.E., and Larsen, J.F., 2020, Geology and eruptive history of Bogoslof volcano: Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 82, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00445-019-1352-3.

Lopez, Taryn, Lieven, Clarisse, Schwaiger, Hans, Van Eaton, Alexa, Loewen, Matthew, Fee, David, Lyons, John, Wallace, Kristi, Searcy, Cheryl, Wech, Aaron, Haney, Matthew, Schnieder, David, and Graham, Nathan, 2020, Constraints on eruption processes and event masses for the 2016-2017 eruption of Bogoslof volcano, Alaska, through evalution of IASI satellite SO2 masses and complementary datasets: Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 82, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00445-019-1348-z.

Loewen, M.L., Izbekov, Pavel, Moshrefzadeh, Jamshid, Coombs, Michelle, Larsen, Jessica, Graham, Nathan, Waythomas, Christopher, and Wallace, Kristi, 2019, Petrology of the 2016-2017 eruption of Bogoslof Island, Alaska: Bulletin of Volcanology v. 81, n. 72, 20 p., doi:10.1007/s00445-019-1333-6.

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