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Stephen  McNutt

Stephen McNutt

Stephen McNutt


Office: SCA 213
Phone: 813/974-4584
Lab: SCA210


Ph.D. (1985) Columbia University, N.Y., NY.
M.Phil. (1984).
M.A. (1982).
B.A. (1977) Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.

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Professional Experience

1984-1991: California Division of Mines and Geology, Sacramento, California
1991-2012: University of Alaska Fairbanks
2012-present: University of South Florida


Steve McNutt is a volcano seismologist who worked half time for the Alaska Volcano Observatory from 1991-2012. He coordinates volcano seismology research for the Department of Geosciences at USF with Research Assistant Professors Glenn Thompson and Jochen Braunmiller. He presently supervises three PhD students. His research interests include: 1) studies of source and propagation effects for volcanic tremor, low-frequency events, and explosion earthquakes; 2) volcanic hazards assessments in Alaska, California, and Central America; 3) the mechanical behavior of volcanoes, including periodicity of eruptions, and the effects of earth tides, sea level variations, and tectonic stresses on triggering eruptive activity; 4) volcano infrasound; and 5) volcanic lightning. From July 1999 to July 2007 he served as Secretary-General for the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior.

Graduate Students

Alexandra Farrell, Sunil Gulati, Heather McFarlin, Tianyu Rong, Cassandra Smith

Kathryn Dorn

Specialty Area

Volcano Seismology, Infrasound, Lightning