Yellowstone Hotspot

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by Xylene, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Xylene Valued Senior Member

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    Just FYI, In the latest National Geographic (August '09) there's an article (pp 56-69) on the Yellowstone hotspot, and its life over the last 18 million years. The article has some amazing schematics, and also has a map showing the eastward progression of the hot plume over its lifetime. The article doesn't presume to answer the question everyone wants to know--when next to run away in terror--but it is pretty informative on a lot of other questions--worth a look.

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    This is an interesting topic and there may well be some big event in our life times at Yellowstone. Can you find a link to the schematics or scan them and post an image?
     
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