Cheryl E. Cameron

Cheryl E. Cameron

Alaska Volcano Observatory geologic database, hazard communications, petrography, and volcanology

  • Position:

    Geologist, Volcanology
  • Address:

    3354 College Road Fairbanks, AK 99709-3707
  • Phone:

    (907)451-5012
  • Fax:

    (907)451-5050
  • Email:

    cheryl.cameron@alaska.gov

Education and/or Training

M.S. 2000, University of Alaska Fairbanks: Geology
B.A., cum laude, 1997, Smith College: Geology and English

Projects and/or Research Interests

Project manager of the Geologic Database of Information on Volcanoes in Alaska (GeoDIVA) - a comprehensive relational database of information on Alaska volcanoes, which also serves as the back-end to AVO's public website (http://www.avo.alaska.edu). Manage AVO database projects from design to publication; currently incorporating detailed tephra information into the database (https://www.avo.alaska.edu/about/tephra.php)

Hazard communications: AVO website, AVO's social media platforms, and author AVO's annual reports of volcanic activity and response

Professional Experience

2001-present, Geologist, State of Alaska, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks AK
2001, Geologist, Northern Associates, Inc., Fairbanks AK
1998-2000: Intern, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys in the winter; exploration geologist for Kinross, Placer Dome, or Avalon Development Corp. during the summer
1997-1998: Teaching Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Selected Professional Activities

2015 Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section meeting Technical Program co-chair
American Geophysical Union
First place, Digital Cartographic Project, Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference, February 2002
Student Research Grant, Society of Economic Geologists, 2001
Graduate and undergraduate scholarships and awards from Smith College, Sealaska Corporation, Shee Atika Corporation, Alaska Pulp Corporation, and the National Youth Science Foundation

Selected Publications

  • Cameron, C.E., and Schaefer, J.R., 2016, Historically active volcanoes of Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 133 v. 2, 1 sheet, scale 1:3,000,000. http://doi.org/10.14509/20181
  • Cameron, C.E., and Snedigar, S.F., eds., 2016, Alaska Volcano Observatory image database: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Digital Data Series 13, https://www.avo.alaska.edu/images/. http://doi.org/10.14509/29689
  • Dixon, J.P., Cameron, Cheryl, McGimsey, R.G., Neal, C.A., and Waythomas, C.F., 2015, 2013 volcanic activity in Alaska: Summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5110, 92 p. http://dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/29568
  • Wallace, Kristi, Snedigar, Seth, and Cameron, Cheryl, 2015, 'Is Ash Falling?', an online ashfall reporting tool in support of improved ashfall warnings and investigations of ashfall processes: Journal of Applied Volcanology, v. 4, n. 8, 10 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13617-014-0022-6
  • Cameron, C.E., Snedigar, S.F., and Nye, C.J., 2014, Alaska Volcano Observatory geochemical database: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Digital Data Series 8, http://www.avo.alaska.edu/geochem/index.php. http://doi.org/10.14509/29120
  • Cameron, C.E., and Nye, C.J., 2014, Preliminary database of Quaternary vents in Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 153, 11 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/27357
  • Buurman, Helena, Nye, C.J., West, M.E., and Cameron, Cheryl, 2014, Regional controls on volcano seismicity along the Aleutian Arc: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 15, n. 4, p. 1147-1163. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013GC005101
  • Herrick, J.A., Neal, C.A., Cameron, C.E., Dixon, J.P., and McGimsey, R.G., 2014, 2012 volcanic activity in Alaska: Summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5160, 82 p. http://dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/29569
  • Larsen, J.F., Sliwinski, M.G., Nye, Christopher, Cameron, Cheryl, and Schaefer, J.R., 2013, The 2008 eruption of Okmok Volcano, Alaska: Petrological and geochemical constraints on the subsurface magma plumbing system: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 264, p. 85-106. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.07.003
  • Coombs, M.L., Sisson, T.W., Bleick, H.A., Henton, S.M., Nye, C.J., Payne, A.L., Cameron, C.E., Larsen, J.F., Wallace, K.L., and Bull, K.F., 2013, Andesites of the 2009 eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 259, p. 349-372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.01.002
  • Neal, C.A., McGimsey, R.G., Dixon, J.P., Cameron, C.E., Nuzhdaev, A.A., and Chibisova, Marina, 2011, 2008 volcanic activity in Alaska, Kamchatka, and the Kurile Islands: summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5243, 1 p. http://dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/23555
  • Larsen, J.F., Nye, C.J., Coombs, M.L., Tilman, Mariah, Izbekov, Pavel, and Cameron, Cheryl, 2010, Petrology and geochemistry of the 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, chapter 15, in Power, J.A., Coombs, M.L., and Freymueller, J.T., eds., The 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1769, p. 335-382. http://dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/29570
  • Adleman, J.N., Cameron, C.E., Snedigar, S.F., Neal, C.A., and Wallace, K.L., 2010, Public outreach and communications of the Alaska Volcano Observatory during the 2005-2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, chapter 27, in Power, J.A., Coombs, M.L., and Freymueller, J.T., eds., The 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1769, p. 631-644. http://dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/29571
  • Snedigar, S.F., and Cameron, C.E., 2009, Historically active volcanoes of Alaska reference deck: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Information Circular 59, 52 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/20401
  • Cameron, C.E., and Graham, G.E., 2004, Alaska resource data file, Ruby Quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1385, 129 p. http://dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/14858
  • Cameron, C.E., Thoms, E.E., and Gallo, C.A., 2002, Engineering-geologic database of the proposed Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System (ANGTS) corridor from Prudhoe Bay to Delta Junction, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 125, 2 DVDs. http://doi.org/10.14509/2862
  • Cameron, C.E., 2000, Fault-hosted AU mineralization, Ester Dome, Alaska: University of Alaska Fairbanks, M.S. thesis, 115 p., illust., maps, 1 computer laser optical disc, 5 folded plates.
  • Cameron, C.E., 2000, Alaska Resource Data File; Charley River Quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2000-290, 89 p. http://dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/14666
  • Cameron, C.E., 1999, Alaska resource data file, Tanacross Quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-358, 69 p. http://dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/14648

Selected Presentations

  • Cameron, C.E., and Schaefer, J.R., 2016, Historically active volcanoes of Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 133 v. 2, 1 sheet, scale 1:3,000,000. http://doi.org/10.14509/20181
  • Dixon, J.P., Cameron, Cheryl, McGimsey, R.G., Neal, C.A., and Waythomas, C.F., 2015, 2013 volcanic activity in Alaska: Summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5110, 92 p. http://dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/29568
  • Wallace, Kristi, Snedigar, Seth, and Cameron, Cheryl, 2015, 'Is Ash Falling?', an online ashfall reporting tool in support of improved ashfall warnings and investigations of ashfall processes: Journal of Applied Volcanology, v. 4, n. 8, 10 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13617-014-0022-6
  • Buurman, Helena, Nye, C.J., West, M.E., and Cameron, Cheryl, 2014, Regional controls on volcano seismicity along the Aleutian Arc: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 15, n. 4, p. 1147-1163. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013GC005101
  • Larsen, J.F., Sliwinski, M.G., Nye, Christopher, Cameron, Cheryl, and Schaefer, J.R., 2013, The 2008 eruption of Okmok Volcano, Alaska: Petrological and geochemical constraints on the subsurface magma plumbing system: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 264, p. 85-106. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.07.003
  • Coombs, M.L., Sisson, T.W., Bleick, H.A., Henton, S.M., Nye, C.J., Payne, A.L., Cameron, C.E., Larsen, J.F., Wallace, K.L., and Bull, K.F., 2013, Andesites of the 2009 eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 259, p. 349-372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.01.002
  • Neal, C.A., McGimsey, R.G., Dixon, J.P., Cameron, C.E., Nuzhdaev, A.A., and Chibisova, Marina, 2011, 2008 volcanic activity in Alaska, Kamchatka, and the Kurile Islands: summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5243, 1 p. http://dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/23555
  • Larsen, J.F., Nye, C.J., Coombs, M.L., Tilman, Mariah, Izbekov, Pavel, and Cameron, Cheryl, 2010, Petrology and geochemistry of the 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, chapter 15, in Power, J.A., Coombs, M.L., and Freymueller, J.T., eds., The 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1769, p. 335-382. http://dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/29570
  • Snedigar, S.F., and Cameron, C.E., 2009, Historically active volcanoes of Alaska reference deck: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Information Circular 59, 52 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/20401
  • Cameron, C.E., Thoms, E.E., and Gallo, C.A., 2002, Engineering-geologic database of the proposed Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System (ANGTS) corridor from Prudhoe Bay to Delta Junction, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 125, 2 DVDs. http://doi.org/10.14509/2862
  • Cameron, C.E., 2000, Fault-hosted AU mineralization, Ester Dome, Alaska: University of Alaska Fairbanks, M.S. thesis, 115 p., illust., maps, 1 computer laser optical disc, 5 folded plates.
  • Cameron, C.E., 1999, Alaska resource data file, Tanacross Quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-358, 69 p. http://dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/14648