Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Research article
08 Apr 2021
Research article |  | 08 Apr 2021

Reconstructing the dynamics of the highly similar May 2016 and June 2019 Iliamna Volcano (Alaska) ice–rock avalanches from seismoacoustic data

Liam Toney, David Fee, Kate E. Allstadt, Matthew M. Haney, and Robin S. Matoza

Model code and software

lsforce Kate Allstadt and Liam Toney

Short summary
Large avalanches composed of ice and rock are a serious hazard to mountain communities and backcountry travellers. These processes shake the Earth and disturb the atmosphere, generating seismic waves and sound waves which can travel for hundreds of kilometers. In this study, we use the seismic waves and sound waves produced by two massive avalanches on a volcano in Alaska to reconstruct how the avalanches failed. Our method may assist with rapid emergency response to these global hazards.