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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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Game McGimsey
Department: Alaska Volcano Observatory
Institute: USGS
Office: (907) 786-7432
Address: Anchorage, AK 99508-4667
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Game McGimsey, geologist; mapping and interpretation of Quaternary and recent eruptive products at active Alaskan volcanoes; hazards assessment; eruption crisis response including observation and documentation of volcanic activity, dissemination of information to Federal, State, and local authorities as well as the media, scientific community, and the general public. Research topics include: post-caldera eruptive activity at Aniakchak caldera, catastrophic draining of the intracaldera lake at Aniakchak, experimental photogrammetric measurement of deformation at Augustine volcano, the incorporation of 1989-90 Redoubt tephra into the geologic record, establishment of benchmark photographic stations and the use of repeat photography to document geomorphic changes caused by eruptive activity.

McGimsey, R.G., Neal, C.A., Girina, O.A., Chibisova, Marina, and Rybin, Alexander, 2014, 2009 Volcanic activity in Alaska, Kamchatka, and the Kurile Islands - summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5213, 125 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2013/5213/ .
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Neal, C.A., Herrick, J., Girina, O.,A., Chibisova, M., Rybin, A., McGimsey, R.G., and Dixon, J., 2014, 2010 Volcanic activity in Alaska, Kamchatka, and the Kurile Islands - Summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5034, 76 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145034 .
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citation imageWerner, Cynthia, Kelly, P.J., Doukas, Michael, Lopez, Taryn, Pfeffer, Melissa, McGimsey, Robert, and Neal, Christina, 2013, Degassing of CO2, SO2, and H2S associated with the 2009 eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 259, p. 270-284, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.04.012

Coombs, M.L., McGimsey, R.G., and Browne, B.L., 2012, Geologic map of Mount Gareloi, Gareloi Island, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3145, 18 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000, available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3145/ .
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McGimsey, Game, 2011, Spurr’s eruption, in Cook Inlet volcanoes: Frontier Scientists, WonderVisions, video, available at http://frontierscientists.com/category/cook_inlet_volcanoes/
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Werner, C.A., Kelly, P.J., Doukas, M.P., Pfeffer, M.A., Evans, W.C., McGimsey, Game, and Neal, Christina, 2009, Precursory gas emissions to the initial magmatic eruption of Redoubt Volcano (Alaska) in 2009 [abs.]: Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 41, n. 7, p. 482.

Evans, W.C., Bergfeld, Deborah, McGimsey, R.G., and Hunt, A.G., 2009, Diffuse gas emissions at the Ukinrek Maars, Alaska: implications for magmatic degassing and volcanic monitoring: Applied Geochemistry, v. 24, n. 4, p. 527-535, doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2008.12.007 .

Schaefer, J.R., Scott, W.E., McGimsey, R.G., Jorgenson, Janet, 2005, The 2005 crater lake formation, lahar, acidic flood, and gas emission from Chiginagak volcano, Alaska, [abs.]: EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract V21E-0675.

citation imageMcGimsey, G., 2001, Redoubt volcano and the Alaska Volcano Observatory, 10 years later: in Gough, L. P. and Wilson, F. H., (eds.), Geological studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper PP 1633, p. 5-12.
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citation imageRichter, D., McGimsey, R, and Rosenkranz, D., 1998, Addendum to Open-File Report 98-128: U.S. Geological Survey unpublished report, 3 p.

McGimsey, Game, 1993, Volcanic activity in Alaska: September 1991-September 1992: Earthquakes and Volcanoes, v. 24, n. 2, p. 60-73.

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