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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

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
22733GLY 6739013Volcano Seismology
3TR11:00am-12:15pm

NES 102
13486GLY 7912006Directed Research
1-30

TBA TBA
13498GLY 7980005Dissertation: Doctoral
2-19

TBA TBA

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.