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)

John A. Power, Mathew M. Haney, Stephen M. Botnick, James P. Dixon, David Fee, A. Max Kaufman, Dane M. Ketner, John J. Lyons, Tom Parker, John F. Paskievitch, Cyrus W. Read, Cheryl Searcy, Scott D. Stihler, Gabrielle Tepp, Aaron G. Wech; Goals and Development of the Alaska Volcano Observatory Seismic Network and Application to Forecasting and Detecting Volcanic Eruptions. Seismological Research Letters ; 91 (2A): 647–659. doi:

Haney MM, Fee D, McKee KF, Lyons JJ, Matoza RS, Wech AG, Tepp G, Searcy C, Mikesell TD (2020) Co-eruptive tremor from Bogoslof Bull Volcanol (2020) 82: 19 volcano: seismic wavefield composition at regional distances. Bull Volcanol.

Schwaiger, H.F., Lyons, J.J., Iezzi, A.M. et al. Evolving infrasound detections from Bogoslof volcano, Alaska: insights from atmospheric propagation modeling. Bull Volcanol 82, 27 (2020).

Van Eaton, A.R., Schneider, D.J., Smith, C.M., Haney, M.M., Lyons, J.J., Said R., Fee, D., Holzworth, R.H., Mastin L.G. Did ice-charging generate volcanic lightning during the 2016–2017 eruption of Bogoslof volcano, Alaska?. Bull Volcanol 82, 24 (2020).

Lyons, J.J., Iezzi, A., Fee, D. et al. Infrasound generated by the 2016–2017 shallow submarine eruption of Bogoslof volcano, Alaska. Bull Volcanol 82, 19 (2020).

Lopez T, Clarisse L, Schwaiger H, Van Eaton AR, Fee D, Carn S, Prata F, Searcy C, Lyons J, Wech A, Haney M, Wallace K (2020) Insights into eruption processes at Bogoslof volcano through evaluation of event SO2 masses and comparison with complementary datasets. Bull Volcanol.

Haney MM, Van Eaton AR, Lyons JJ, Kramer RL, Fee D, Iezzi AM, Dziak RP, Anderson J, Johnson JB, Lapierre JL, Stock M (2020a) Characteristics ofthunder and electromagnetic pulses from volcanic lightning at Bogoslofvolcano, Alaska. Bull Volcanol 82:15. https://

Tepp, G., Dziak, R.P., Haney, M.M., Lyons, J.J., Searcy, C. Matsumoto, H., Haxel, J. Seismic and hydroacoustic observations of the 2016–17 Bogoslof eruption. Bull Volcanol 82, 4 (2020).

Fee, D., Lyons, J., Haney, M. et al. Seismo-acoustic evidence for vent drying during shallow submarine eruptions at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska. Bull Volcanol 82, 2 (2020).

Patrick MR, Dietterich HR, Lyons JJ, Diefenbach AK, Parcheta C, Anderson KR, Namiki A, Sumita I, Shiro B, Kauahikaua JP.  2019. Cyclic lava effusion during the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano. Science, doi:10.1126/science.aay9070

Lyons, J.J., Haney, M.M., Fee, D. et al. Infrasound from giant bubbles during explosive submarine eruptions. Nat. Geosci. 12, 952–958 (2019).

Coombs, M., Wallace, K., Cameron, C., Lyons J. J., Wech, A., Angeli, K., Cervelli, P. Overview, chronology, and impacts of the 2016–2017 eruption of Bogoslof volcano, Alaska. Bull Volcanol 81, 62 (2019).

Wech, A., Tepp, G., Lyons, J., & Haney, M. (2018). Using earthquakes, T waves, and infrasound to investigate the eruption of Bogoslof volcano, Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 6918– 6925.

Coombs ML, Wech A, Haney MM, Lyons JJ, Schneider DJ, Schwaiger HF, Wallace, KL, Fee, D, Freymuller, JT, Schafer JR, Tepp, G. (2018) Short-term forecasting and detection of explosions during the 2016–2017 eruption of Bogoslof volcano. Alaska Front Earth Sci doi. 3389/feart.2018.00122

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.