Yellowstone magma chamber
The Yellowstone Caldera is the volcanic caldera and supervolcano located in Yellowstone National Park in the United States, sometimes referred to as the Yellowstone Supervolcano. The caldera is located in the northwest corner of Wyoming, in which the vast majority of the park is contained. The major features of the caldera measure about 34 by 45 miles (55 by 72 km). The caldera formed during the last of three supereruptions over the past 2.1 million years. First came the Huckleberry Ridge eruption 2.1 million years ago, which created the Island Park Caldera and the Huckleberry Ridge Tuff. Next came the Mesa Falls eruption 1.3 million years ago, which created the Henry's Fork Caldera and the Mesa Falls Tuff. Finally came the Lava Creek eruption 640,000 years ago, which created the Yellowstone Caldera and the Lava Creek Tuff.

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Huge Magma Pocket Lurks Beneath Yellowstone Supervolcano
Dec 18, 2013 ... The team's map revealed that Yellowstone's magma reservoir is not ... for as long as it takes to see a reduction in the Chamber,1000 years if We ...
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Diagram of the Yellowstone Caldera ... 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) yearly, as an indication of changes in magma chamber pressure.
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Yellowstone's Volcano Bigger Than Thought | Supervolcanoes
Apr 17, 2013 ... A clearer picture of Yellowstone's shallow magma chamber emerged from earthquakes, whose waves change speed when they travel through ...
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Study: Yellowstone magma much bigger than thought …
Earth; Earth Sciences; December 16, 2013; Study: Yellowstone magma much bigger than thought (Update) Dec 16, 2013 by Matt Volz
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New research shows Yellowstone volcano less volatile - Missoulian
May 24, 2014 ... New research indicates the magma chamber underlying Yellowstone National Park may not be as volatile as previously believed.
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Geology information from the National Park Service in Yellowstone
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What would happen if the Yellowstone supervolcano actually ... - Vox
Dec 15, 2014 ... On rare occasions throughout history, that magma chamber has erupted. The vast, vast majority of those eruptions in Yellowstone have been ...
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The Yellowstone Supervolcano: New Finding --"Potential to Erupt ...
Dec 21, 2013 ... By measuring seismic waves from earthquakes, scientists were able to map the magma chamber underneath the Yellowstone caldera as 55 ...
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Conspiracy behind US government's secret plans for Yellowstone ...
May 8, 2014 ... One recent study of the massive supervolcano beneath Yellowstone .... 'It gets hot and rises, and the magma chamber, or reservoir, is at a ...
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BBC News - Yellowstone supervolcano 'even more colossal'
Dec 10, 2013 ... Hot springs are surface evidence of the huge magma chamber that sits ... Prof Bob Smith, from the University of Utah, said: “We've been ...
Yellowstone's Molten Magma Chamber Much Larger Than ...
Dec 19, 2013 ... Yellowstone's Molten Magma Chamber Much Larger Than ... the University of Utah were able to determine the size of Yellowstone's hidden ...
The Yellowstone Supervolcano: New Finding --"Potential to Erupt ...
Dec 21, 2013 ... A new study by the University of Utah revealed that the hot molten rock ... “Our best evidence is that the crustal magma chamber is filling with ...
Study: Yellowstone magma much bigger than thought (Update)
Dec 16, 2013 ... This graphic provided by University of Utah geophysicists shows the first ... The USGS' Yellowstone Volcano Observatory listed the park's volcano alert level .... Since the magma chamber is at a relatively shallow depth, would ...
New research shows Yellowstone volcano less volatile - Missoulian
May 24, 2014 ... Yellowstone caldera moves more, but scientists discount danger ... University of Utah geophysicist Bob Smith and a student, Jamie Farrell, ...
Yellowstone Volcano's Magma Is Much Bigger Than Previously ...
Dec 18, 2013 ... The chamber is 18 miles wide and runs at depths from 3 to 9 miles below the earth ... The USGS' Yellowstone Volcano Observatory listed the park's ... said the study by Farrell and University of Utah Professor Bob Smith is very ...
Yellowstone's Volcano Bigger Than Thought | Supervolcanoes
Apr 17, 2013 ... Credit: Jamie Farrell, University of Utah ... A clearer picture of Yellowstone's shallow magma chamber emerged from earthquakes, whose ...
Yellowstone Has Bulged as Magma Pocket Swells
Jan 19, 2011 ... Yellowstone's caldera, which covers a 25- by 37-mile (40- by ... University of Utah's Bob Smith, a longtime expert in Yellowstone's volcanism.
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The Yellowstone Caldera is the volcanic caldera and supervolcano located in .... a study by University of Utah scientists finding that the "size of the magma body ...
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Hydrothermal Processes Above the Yellowstone Magma Chamber: ...
Lisa A. Morgan, Wayne C. Shanks, Kenneth Lee Pierce, 2009
(F) Thinned Turbid lake explosion breccia deposits along wave-cut bluff, northern shore of Yellowstone Lake. .... high heat flow in Hydrothermal Processes above the Yellowstone magma chamber 35 Mary Bay Hydrothermal Explosion Crater.
A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson, 2004
From primordial nothingness to this very moment, A Short History of Nearly Everything reports what happened and how humans figured it out. To accomplish this daunting literary task, Bill Bryson uses hundreds of sources, from popular science books to interviews with luminaries in various fields. His aim is to help people like him, who rejected stale...
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John Tabak, 2009
magma chamber, despite its name, is usually not a massive underground chamber filled with molten rock. ... of theamountof thermal energy contained in a magma chamber, consider the magma chamber located at Yellowstone National Park, ...
Windows into the Earth : The Geologic Story of Yellowstone ...
Robert B. Smith Professor of Geology and Geophysics University of Utah, Lee J. Siegel Professor of Geology and Geophysics University of Utah, 2000
The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Robert B. Smith Professor of Geology and Geophysics University of ... The rhyolite magma chamber cools, allowing deeper basalt magma to ascend to the surface and erupt.
Roadside Geology of Yellowstone Country (Roadside Geology Series)
Roadside Geology of Yellowstone Country (Roadside Geology Series)
William J. Fritz, 2011
Bill Fritz is provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the College of Staten Island, The City University of New York (CUNY). He is also professor of geology at the College of Staten Island, a member of the earth and environmental sciences doctoral faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center, and emeritus professor of geology at Georgia Sta...
Explosive Volcanism: Inception, Evolution, and Hazards
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Yellowstone Magmatic Evolution: Its Bearing on Understanding Large- Volume Explosive Volcanism 6 ROBERT L. ... which lasted only hours or days, were preceded by the evolution of a high-level crustal magma chamber over 0.2 to 0.7 m.y., ...
Super Volcano: The Ticking Time Bomb Beneath Yellowstone National Park
Super Volcano: The Ticking Time Bomb Beneath Yellowstone National Park
Greg Breining, 2007
Science writer and author Breining (Return of the Eagle) gives readers a solid introduction to modern volcanology in this look at "super volcanoes" in general (those that "have expelled at least 1,000 cubic kilometers of magma... all at once") and the Yellowstone caldera-"potentially the most explosive, most violent, most d...
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Geological Survey (U.S.), 1983
be a part of a larger region of exceptionally high heat loss extending from western Nevada to Yellowstone Park, Wyo., ... Perhaps because of the very high viscosities of such magmas, these systems are associated with magma chambers at ...
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UPDATE 4/3/14 Yellowstone Magma Chamber Animals Leaving Yellowstone? What Do They Know We Don’t Know? | Tat's Revolution
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New research shows Yellowstone volcano less volatile
JACKSON, Wyo. – New research indicates the magma chamber underlying Yellowstone National Park may not be as volatile as previously believed.
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How Bad Would A Yellowstone Eruption Be?
A volcanic eruption of the Yellowstone super volcano in Wyoming would devastate the United States and affect the entire world for years.
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BBC News - Yellowstone supervolcano 'even more colossal'
The supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the United States is far larger than was previously thought, scientists report.
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Is the yellowstone caldera safe? – Greg Laden's Blog
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Yellowstone Has Bulged as Magma Pocket Swells
Some parts of the ground around Yellowstone's simmering supervolcano rose by ten inches between 2004 and 2010, experts report.
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Beneath Yellowstone, a volcano that could wipe out U.S. | New York Post
It’s the awe-inspiring pride of the United States – and it harbors a deadly power that could kill us all. Yellowstone National Park is pristine wilderness, full of scenic landscape and iconic hot-pools and geysers that attract tens of thousands of visitors every year. But it’s what lies beneath that has scientists scurrying. We’ve long known that Yellowstone is merely the skin on top of a supervolcano – a giant pool of magma sitting just under the Earth’s surface. Exactly how giant has been the subject of much speculation. Until now. A team from the University of Utah have told the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco that Yellowstone’s magama chamber is 2.5 times larger than previously thought. It is an underground cavern that measures some 55 miles by 20 miles and runs between 3 and 9 miles below the earth. If it blows it will wipe out America – and have enormous impacts on the rest of the world. The university researchers described their discovery as “astounding.” Professor Bob Smith told the BBC: “We’ve been working there for a long time, and we’ve always thought it would be bigger … but this finding is astounding.” The research is part of an ongoing effort to assess the true threat the molten beast represents. The Grand Prismatic Spring is beautiful but it sits just above a dangerous supervolcano.Photo: Reuters What is a supervolcano? The common picture of a volcano being a mountainous cone of ash and lava does not apply to the supervolcanos like Yellowstone. These are vast spaces of collapsed crust that formed pools – known as calderas – under a seemingly normal surface. Only mapping reveals the gentle swell, over a space of hundreds of square kilometres, that contains the cauldron of molten magma below. The “Crested Pool” hot spring at Yellowstone is world famous, but the thermal heat that creates it could be deadly.Photo: Getty Images Eruption ‘due’ From analysis of rock and sediment layers, scientists say another eruption is almost due – at least by geological standards. It appears the supervolcano explodes roughly once every 700,000 years. Three such eruptions are known: One was 2.1 million years ago.
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