David Fee

Alaska Volcano Observatory
Wilson Alaska Technical Center

My research is focused on using infrasound (low frequency sound) and seismic data to characterize and understand volcanic eruptions. This work enables a better understanding of volcanic eruptions, as well as contributes to hazard mitigation. Volcano infrasound provides a unique way to monitor volcanoes and understand volcanic processes, particularly in remote and difficult to monitor regions. An important aspect of my research has been to integrate infrasonic records with other geophysical techniques (e.g. seismic, satellite, thermal) to better understand eruption processes. Further, volcanic eruptions can be used to study the propagation of infrasound at a variety of source-receiver distances, which ultimately leads to a better characterization of the atmosphere. At UAF our infrasound group also studies infrasonic signals from the aurora, large explosions, and many other sources. We also operate and maintain multiple infrasound and seismic stations of the International Monitoring System (IMS) of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban-Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

Current Positions: 
Research Associate Professor
Selected Pubs: 
  • http://www2.gi.alaska.edu/~dfee/publications.html
  • https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DdCeU98AAAAJ&hl=en