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


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AR by Liam Toney on behalf of the Authors (17 Sep 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Oct 2020) by Xuanmei Fan
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Jan 2021)
RR by Velio Coviello (05 Feb 2021)
ED: Publish as is (01 Mar 2021) by Xuanmei Fan
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Mar 2021) by Niels Hovius (Editor)
AR by Liam Toney on behalf of the Authors (03 Mar 2021)  Manuscript 
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.