I am a Research Associate Professor at the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. My primary research interests are:
-Volcano Infrasound and Seismology
-Infrasound Propagation
-Infrasound Signal Detection and Classification
My research is focused on using infrasound (low frequency sound) and seismic data to characterize and understand volcanic eruptions and other types of explosions. This work enables a better understanding of volcanic eruptions, as well as contributes to hazard mitigation. Volcano infrasound provides a unique way to monitor volcanoes and understand volcanic processes, particularly in remote and difficult to monitor regions. An important aspect of my research has been to integrate infrasonic records with other geophysical techniques (e.g. seismic, satellite, thermal) to better understand eruption processes. Further, volcanic eruptions can be used to study the propagation of infrasound at a variety of source-receiver distances, which ultimately leads to a better characterization of the atmosphere. At UAF our group also studies infrasonic signals from the aurora, large explosions, and many other sources. We also operate and maintain multiple infrasound and seismic stations of the International Monitoring System (IMS) of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban-Treaty Organization (CTBTO). Please see my research page for more information on current projects.

Group Affiliations

At UAF I am a member of the Wilson Alaska Technical Center. We operate and maintain infrasound arrays of the International Monitoring System (IMS) of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in Alaska, Washington, Wake Island, Midway Island, Diego Garcia, and Antarctica.

I am also a member of the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO), and the Volcanology and Seismology groups at UAF.

Contact Information

David Fee
Wilson Alaska Technical Center
Geophysical Institute-UAF
903 Koyukuk Drive
Fairbanks AK 99775
email: dfee1 at alaska.edu