John Lyons



Professional Experience

2016–present - Research Geophysicist, Volcano Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, AK

2012-2016 - Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, Volcano Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, AK

2011-2012 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Instituto Geofísico – Escuela Politécnica, Ecuador 



2011* - Ph.D. Geophysics, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI                                                                                                              *Includes 2 years (2005-07) of Peace Corps Service (Guatemala)

2002 - M.S. Geology, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID                                                                                                                 

1998 - B.S. Geology, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO      


Publications   (Google Scholar Page)

Haney, M. M., Eaton, A. R. Van, Lyons, J. J., Rebecca, L., Fee, D., & Iezzi, A. M. (2018). Volcanic thunder from explosive eruptions at Bogoslof volcano , Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters.

Werner, C., Kern, C., Coppola, D., Lyons, J. J., Kelly, P. J., Wallace, K. L., Wessels, R. L. (2017). Magmatic degassing, lava dome extrusion, and explosions from Mount Cleveland volcano, Alaska, 2011–2015: Insight into the continuous nature of volcanic activity over multi-year timescales. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 337, 98–110.

Lyons, J. J., Haney, M. M., Werner, C., Kelly, P., Patrick, M., Kern, C., & Trusdell, F. (2016). Long-period seismicity and very-long-period infrasound driven by shallow magmatic degassing at Mount Pagan, Mariana Islands. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth

Fee, D., Haney, M., Matoza, R., Szuberla, C., Lyons, J., & Waythomas, C. (2016). Seismic Envelope‐Based Detection and Location of Ground‐Coupled Airwaves from Volcanoes in Alaska. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.

Lyons, J. J., Haney, M. M., Fee, D., & Paskievitch, J. F. (2014). Distinguishing high surf from volcanic long-period earthquakes. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(4), 2013GL058954.

Johnson, J. B., Lyons, J. J., Andrews, B. J., & Lees, J. M. (2014). Explosive dome eruptions modulated by periodic gas-driven inflation. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(19), 6689–6697.

Harpp, K. S., Geist, D. J., Koleszar, A. M., Christensen, B., Lyons, J., Sabga, M., & Rollins, N. (2014). The geology and geochemistry of Isla Floreana. Galápagos: A Different Type of Rejuvenescent Volcanism.

Jolly, A. D., Lokmer, I., Kennedy, B., Keys, H. J. R., Proctor, J., Lyons, J. J., & Jolly, G. E. (2014). Active seismic sources as a proxy for seismic surface processes: An example from the 2012 Tongariro volcanic eruptions, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 286, 317–330.

Jolly, A. D., Jousset, P., Lyons, J. J., Carniel, R., Fournier, N., Fry, B., & Miller, C. (2014). Seismo-acoustic evidence for an avalanche driven phreatic eruption through a beheaded hydrothermal system: an example from the 2012 Tongariro eruption. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 286, 331–347.

Lyons, J. J., Ichihara, M., Kurokawa, A., & Lees, J. M. (2013). Switching between seismic and seismo-acoustic harmonic tremor simulated in the laboratory: Insights into the role of open degassing channels and magma viscosity. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118(1), 277–289.

Waite, G. P., Nadeau, P. A., & Lyons, J. J. (2013). Variability in eruption style and associated very long period events at Fuego volcano, Guatemala. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.

Lyons, J. J., Waite, G. P., Ichihara, M., & Lees, J. M. (2012). Tilt prior to explosions and the effect of topography on ultra-long-period seismic records at Fuego volcano, Guatemala. Geophysical Research Letters, 39(8).

Lyons, J., Rose, B., & Escobar, R. (2011). Volcanic hazards and remote sensing in Pacific Latin America. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 92(23), 196.

Lyons, J. J., & Waite, G. P. (2011). Dynamics of explosive volcanism at Fuego volcano imaged with very long period seismicity. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 116(B9).

Lyons, J., Waite, G., Rose, W., & Chigna, G. (2010). Patterns in open vent, strombolian behavior at Fuego volcano, Guatemala, 2005–2007. BULLETIN OF VOLCANOLOGY, 72(1), 1–15.

Johnson, J. B., Sanderson, R., Lyons, J., Escobar-Wolf, R., Waite, G., & Lees, J. M. (2009). Dissection of a composite volcanic earthquake at Santiaguito, Guatemala. Geophysical Research Letters, 36(16).

Lyons, J., Geist, D., Harpp, K., Diefenbach, B., Olin, P., & Vervoort, J. (2007). Crustal growth by magmatic overplating in the Galapagos. Geology, 35(6), 511–514.