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Fred K. Duennebier

Dept. of Geology & Geophysics
University of Hawaii
2525 Correa Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822
phone: 808-956-4779
fax: 808-956-5154

cell: 808-EXTINCT

Class, Fall 2005, GG313

Fred & Terri at the SOEST Party at the Fall 2003 AGU (this may be the ONLY time you see Fred in a coat and tie...)


Fred got his BS in Physics at Trinity College, Hartford, CT, and his MS (1968) and PhD (1972) in geophysics at the University of Hawaii. He has a daughter and son, both physics majors from Franklin & Marshall College, and his wife, Terri, provides ship support for the Shipboard Technical Assistance Group (STAG).


Fred is a geophysicist specializing in seismic instrumentation for remote areas. He has helped develop seismometers for the moon and mars, emplaced seismometers in drill holes in the deep ocean floor, on the bottom of the ocean, and just below the ocean floor. He is currently a co-investigator on the Hawaii-2 Observatory Project that operates an observatory on a de-commissioned trans-oceanic cable about half way between Hawaii and California. An observatory on Loihi submarine volcano, HUGO, operated for 6 months in 1997-1998, and a new observatory ALOHA Observatory, is scheduled for installation in 2005 at Station ALOHA.

Sounds from Loihi, including volcanic sounds and whales can be heard at HUGO Sounds

Location Map for Hawaii-2 Observatory

H2O Cable Route


Fred teaches introductory geology, introductory geophysics, and graduate courses in experimental seismology and signal procesing.


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