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Stephen  McNutt

Stephen McNutt

Stephen McNutt
Professor

Contact

Office: SCA 213
Phone: 813/974-4584
Lab: SCA210
Email: smcnutt@usf.edu

Education

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

Research

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, Heather McFarlin, Cassandra Smith

Kathryn Dorn

Specialty Area

Volcano Seismology, Infrasound, Lightning

Presentations

  • Smith, C. M. and McNutt, S. R. (2015) Explosion Earthquakes during the 2007 Eruption of Pavlof Volcano, Alaska, 26th IUGG General Assembly, Prague, June 22-July 2.
  • McNutt, S. and S. Behnke (2015) Determining eruption onsets from geophysical data: What we know and when we know it, 26th IUGG General Assembly, Prague, June 22-July 2.
  • McNutt, S., A. Farrell and H. McFarlin (2015) Attenuation and Q-values in the crust and upper mantle beneath Uturuncu Volcano, Bolivia, 26th IUGG General Assembly, Prague, June 22-July 2.
  • McNutt, S., E.Venzke, and E Williams (2015) Volcanic Lightning: Updated global observations and constraints on source mechanisms, 26th IUGG General Assembly, Prague, June 22-July 2.
  • McNutt, S.R. and C.B. Connor (2015) Anticipated Seismicity Preceding and Accompanying VEI 7 and 8 Volcanic Eruptions, International Conference on Volcanoes, Climate, and Society (7 - 11 April 2015), Bern, Switzerland.

Recent Publications

  • DeRoin, N., S.R. McNutt, and G. Thompson (2015) Duration-Amplitude Relationships of Volcanic Tremor and Earthquake Swarms Preceding and During the 2009 Eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., v. 292, p. 56-69. doi:org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2015.01.003
  • Genareau, K., J.B Wardman, T.M Wilson, S.R. McNutt, P. Izbekov (2015) Lightning-Induced Volcanic Spherules. Geology. doi:10.1130/G36255.1
  • McNutt, S.R. and D. Roman (2015) Volcanic Seismicity, Chapter 59 of Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, 2nd Edition, Sigurdsson, H., B. Houghton, S.R. McNutt, H. Rymer, and J. Stix (eds.), Elsevier, London, p. 1011-1034.
  • McNutt, S.R. and R.J. Thomas (2015) Volcanic Lightning. Chapter 62 of Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, 2nd Edition, Sigurdsson, H., B. Houghton, S.R. McNutt, H. Rymer, and J. Stix (eds.), Elsevier, London, p. 1059-1076.
  • McNutt, S.R., G. Thompson, J. Johnson, S. De Angelis, and D. Fee (2015) Seismic and Infrasonic Monitoring, Chapter 63 of Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, 2nd Edition, Sigurdsson, H., B. Houghton, S.R. McNutt, H. Rymer, and J. Stix (eds.), Elsevier, p.1071-1099.