Monday, April 29, 2013

Yellowstone Park in the News

Ashley at the entrance to Yellowstone 2005
In 2005 Ashley and I took a trip to Montana.  She spent a few months studying the state as well as Yellowstone park.  It was a wonderful trip --for so many reasons -- but also because it was our first trip to the beautiful state of Montana.
Last week, I read about a Yellowstone and how the infrastructure was newly studied.
Yellowstone 2005
Throughout the park are geysers and hydrothermal springs.  The sub layer with the magma is 50% larger than the scientists originally thought!  Yellowstone sits on a hotspot.
Previously scientists believed that Yellowstone had separate pockets of magma underneath the earth, but now they have come to realize it is one large pocket. They estimate that they pocket is 37 miles long, 18 miles wide and up to 7 miles deep!

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