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2015 Volcanic activity in Alaska—Summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory

Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5104

Prepared in collaboration with University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys
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https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175104

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Abstract

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) responded to eruptions, volcanic unrest or suspected unrest, and seismic events at 14 volcanic centers in Alaska during 2015. The most notable volcanic activity consisted of continuing intermittent ash eruptions from Cleveland and Shishaldin volcanoes in the Aleutian Islands. Two eruptive episodes, at Veniaminof and Pavlof, on the Alaska Peninsula ended in 2015. During 2015, AVO re-established the seismograph network at Aniakchak, installed six new broadband seismometers throughout the Aleutian Islands, and added a Multiple component Gas Analyzer System (MultiGAS) station on Augustine.

Suggested Citation

Dixon, J.P., Cameron, C.E., Iezzi, A.M., and Wallace, Kristi, 2017, 2015 Volcanic activity in Alaska—Summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5104, 61 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175104.

ISSN: 2328-0328 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Volcanic Activity in Alaska, Northeast to Southwest Along Aleutian Arc
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
  • Glossary of Selected Terms and Acronyms
  • Appendix 1. Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes Used by United States Volcano Observatories

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
2015 Volcanic activity in Alaska—Summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Report
Series number:
2017-5104
DOI:
10.3133/sir20175104
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Volcano Science Center
Description:
vi, 61 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Alaska
Online Only (Y/N):
Y