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Matt M. Haney

I am a volcano seismologist at the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) in Anchorage. My work involves research on the seismicity and structure of Alaskan volcanoes, volcano monitoring, infrasound, and the acquisition and processing of data from the AVO seismic network.

At AVO, I focus on the interpretation of seismicity at volcanoes with the goal of providing improved forecasts and assessments of volcano hazards to the public. Different aspects of my position touch on research, operations, and monitoring. A major part of my research includes the interpretation of seismic waves in the Earth and sound waves in the atmosphere for detecting volcanic unrest, imaging volcanic structure, and elucidating the dynamics of volcanic sources.


Professional Experience

  • 2011 – present Research Geophysicist, Alaska Volcano Observatory

  • 2009 – 2011 Assistant Professor, Boise State University, Dept. of Geosciences

  • 2007 – 2009 USGS Mendenhall Postdoc, Alaska Volcano Observatory

  • 2005 – 2007 Postdoctoral Appointee, Sandia National Laboratories

Education and Certifications

  • Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO Geophysical Engineering B.Sc. 1999

  • Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO Geophysics Ph.D. 2005

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)

  • Seismological Society of America (SSA)

Honors and Awards

  • J. Clarence Karcher Award (Society of Exploration Geophysicists) 2007

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government