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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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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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Grapenthin, Ronni, Cheng, Yitian, Angarita, Mario, Tan, Darren, Meyer, F.J., Fee, David, and Wech, Aaron, 2022, Return from dormancy: Reapid inflation and seismic unrest driven by transcrustal magma transfer at Mt. Edgecumbe (L'ux Shaa) Volcano, Alaska: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 49, 10p., 10.1029/2022GL099464.

Fee, David, Lyons, John, Haney, Matthew, Wech, Aaron, Waythomas, Christopher, Diefenbach, A.K., Lopez, Taryn, Van Eaton, Alexa, and Schneider, David, 2020, Seismo-acoustic evidence for vent drying during shallow submarine eruptions at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska: Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 82, n. 2, 14 p.,doi:10.1007/s00445-019-1326-5.
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Power, J.A., Haney, M.M., Botnick, S.M., Dixon, J.P., Fee, David, Kaufman, A.M., Ketner, D.M., Lyons, J.J., Parker, Tom, Paskievitch, J.F., Read, C.W., Searcy, Cheryl, Stihler, S.D., Tepp, Gabrielle, and Wech, A.G., 2020, Goals and development of the Alaska Volcano Observatory seismic network and application to forecasting and detecting volcanic eruptions: Seismological Research Letters, doi: 10.1785/0220190216 .

Lyons, J.J., Iezzi, A.M., Fee, David, Schwaiger, H.F., Wech, A.G., and Haney, M.M., 2020, Infrasound generated by the 2016-2017 shallow submarine eruption of Bogoslof volcano, Alaska: Bulletin of Volcanology, n. 82, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00445-019-1355-0.

Haney, M.M., Fee, David, McKee, K.F., Lyons, J.J., Matoza, R.S., Wech, A.G., Tepp, Gabrielle, Searcy, Cheryl, and Mikesell, T.D., 2020, Co-eruptive tremor from Bogoslof volcano: seismic wavefield composition at regional distances: Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 82, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00445-019-1347-0.

De Angelis, Silvio, Haney, M.M., Lyons, J.J., Wech, Aaron, Fee, David, Diaz-Moreno, Alejandro, and Zuccarello, Luciano, 2020, Uncertainty in detection of volcanic activity using infrasound arrays: examples from Mt. Etna, Italy: Frontiers in Earth Science, v. 8, article no. 169, 11 p., 10.3389/feart.2020.00169.
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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.

Lyons, J.J., Haney, M.M., Fee, David, Wech, A.G., and Waythomas, C.F., 2019, Infrasound from giant bubbles during explosive submarine eruptions: Nature Geoscience, v. 12, p. 952-958, doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0461-0.
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Coombs, Michelle, Wallace, Kristi, Cameron, Cheryl, Lyons, John, Wech, Aaron, Angeli, Kim, and Cervelli, Peter, 2019, Overview, chronology, and impacts of the 2016-2017 eruption of Bogoslof volcano, Alaska: Bulletin of Volcanology, v, 81, n. 62, doi:10.1007/s00445-019-1322-9.

Coombs, M.L., Wech, A.G., Haney, M.M., Lyons, J.J., Schneider, D.J., Schwaiger, H.F., Wallace, K.L., Fee, David, Freymueller, J.T., Schaefer, J.R., and Tepp, Gabrielle, 2018, Short-term forecasting and detection of explosions during the 2016-2017 eruption of Bogoslof Volcano, Alaska: Frontiers in Earth Science, v. 6, article 122, doi: 10.3389/feart.2018.00122 .
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Chuang, Lindsay, Bostock, M.G., Wech, Aaron, and Plourde, A.P., 2017, Plateau subduction, intraslab seismicity, and the Denali (Alaska) volcanic gap: Geology, v. 45, n. 7, p. 647-650, doi: 10.1130/G38867.1

Wech, A. G., 2016, Extending Alaska’s plate boundary: Tectonic tremor generated by Yakutat subduction: Geology, v. 44, n. 7, p. 587-590.

Wech, A. G., 2016, Extending Alaska’s plate boundary: Tectonic tremor generated by Yakutat subduction: Geology, v. 44, n. 7, p. 587-590.

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

Pollitz, F.F., Wech, Aaron, Kao, Honn, and Burgmann, Roland, 2013, Annual modulation of non-volcanic tremor in northern Cascadia: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, v. 118, n. 5, p. 2445-2549, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jgrb.50181

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