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1 Taking the Pulse of Yellowstone’s “Breathing” Caldera Eruption History

2 Where is Yellowstone?

3 What is Yellowstone? Exploring the landscape

4 What is Yellowstone? Exploring the landscape

5 What is Yellowstone? Cultural and geological features

6 What is Yellowstone? Cultural and geological features

7 Taking Yellowstone’s Pulse Volcanic eruptions

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9 Taking Yellowstone’s Pulse Lava flows Volcanic rocks erupted after caldera collapsed

10 Taking Yellowstone’s Pulse Ash falls Areas of ash fall

11 Taking Yellowstone’s Pulse Volcanic features Volcanic features in Google Earth

12 Taking Yellowstone’s Pulse Data Links to data files: The National Park Service map as an overlay Satellite images of the ground (LiDAR) Yellowstone’s calderaYellowstone’s caldera Yellowstone’s hot areasYellowstone’s hot areas Links to instructions: Instructions for using Google Earth Instructions for converting an Excel spreadsheet into a file for Google EarthInstructions for converting an Excel spreadsheet into a file for Google Earth

13 Taking Yellowstone’s Pulse Data Links to instructions: Instructions for using Google Earth Instructions for converting an Excel spreadsheet into a file for Google EarthInstructions for converting an Excel spreadsheet into a file for Google Earth

14 Taking Yellowstone’s Pulse Student resources Information EARTH: “Tracking Yellowstone’s Activity” EARTH: “Tracking Yellowstone’s Activity” (Search for “tracking yellowstone’s activity.”) “Steam Explosions, Earthquakes, and Volcanic Eruptions—What’s in Yellowstone’s Future?” “Steam Explosions, Earthquakes, and Volcanic Eruptions—What’s in Yellowstone’s Future?” (Search for “pdf usgs explosion yellowstone.”) “Tracking Changes in Yellowstone's Restless Volcanic System” “Tracking Changes in Yellowstone's Restless Volcanic System” (Search for “tracking changes yellowstone.”)

15 Taking Yellowstone’s Pulse Sources American Museum of Natural History (n.d.) Science Bulletins: “Yellowstone: Monitoring the Fire Below, “Signs of Restlessness.” below/article-signs-of-restlessness (Search for “amnh signs restlessness.”)“Yellowstone: Monitoring the Fire Below, “Signs of Restlessness.” Christensen, R. et. al USGS: Open-file Report “Preliminary Assessment of Volcanic and Hydrothermal Hazards in Yellowstone National Park and Vicinity.“ (Search for “preliminary volcanic hydrothermal hazards yellowstone.”)“Preliminary Assessment of Volcanic and Hydrothermal Hazards in Yellowstone National Park and Vicinity.“ Dzurisin, D.; Savage, J.C.; and Fournier, R.O “Recent crustal subsidence at Yellowstone Caldera, Wyoming.” Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 52, p accessed from Yellowstone Volcano Observatory,“ Leveling Data Across Yellowstone Caldera.” (Search for “recent subsidence at yellowstone.”)“Recent crustal subsidence at Yellowstone Caldera, Wyoming.” Puckas, C.; Smith, R; Meertens, C.; and Chang, W-L “Crustal deformation of the Yellowstone-Snake River Plain volcano-tectonic system: Campaign and continuous GPS observations, ” Journal of Geophysical Research, v (Search for “Puskas deformation yellowstone-snake river.”)“Crustal deformation of the Yellowstone-Snake River Plain volcano-tectonic system: Campaign and continuous GPS observations, ” USGS Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. “Volcano Monitoring at Yellowstone National Park” (Search for “YVO monitoring.”)“Volcano Monitoring at Yellowstone National Park” USGS Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. “Recent ups and downs of Yellowstone Caldera.” (Search for “ups downs yellowstone.”)“Recent ups and downs of Yellowstone Caldera.” USGS U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet : “Steam Explosions, Earthquakes, and Volcanic Eruptions--What’s in Yellowstone’s Future?” (Search for “usgs steam explosions yellowstone.”)“Steam Explosions, Earthquakes, and Volcanic Eruptions--What’s in Yellowstone’s Future?” USGS U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet : “Tracking Changes in Yellowstone’s Restless Volcanic System.” (Search for “tracking changes yellowstone.”)“Tracking Changes in Yellowstone’s Restless Volcanic System.”


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