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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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Matoza, R.S., et al., 2022, Atmospheric waves and global seismoacoustic observations of the January 2022 Hunga eruption, Tonga: Science, p. 11, DOI:10.1126/science.abo7063.

Schwaiger, H.F., Lyons, J.J., Iezzi, A.M., Fee, David, and Haney, M.M., 2020, Evolving infrasound detections from Bogoslof volcano, Alaska: insights from atmospheric propagation modeling: Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 82, n. 27, doi:10.1007/s00445-020-1360-3.

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.

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.

Iezzi, A.M., Schwaiger, H.F., Fee, D., and Haney, M.M., 2019, Application of an updated atmospheric model to explore volcano infrasound propagation and detection in Alaska: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 371, p. 192-205, doi:10.1016/j.volgeores.2018.03.009.

Schwaiger, H.F., Iezzi, A.M., and Fee, David, 2019, AVO-G2S: A modified, open-source Ground-to-Space atmospheric specification for infrasound modeling: Computers and Geosciences, v. 125, p. 90-97, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2018.12.013.

Wallace, K.L., and Schwaiger, H.F., 2019, Volcanic ash resuspension from the Katmai region: Alaska Park Science, v. 18, n. 1., p. 63-70.
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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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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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