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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Researchers ponder what's next in volcanic Yellowstone

Researchers ponder what's next in volcanic Yellowstone

Researchers ponder what's next in volcanic Yellowstone
(Caldera isn't ready to erupt, but we might have little
warning when it is.) by John Timmer, Ars Technica,
September 3, 2012,
http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/09/researchers-ponder-whats-next-in-volcanic-yellowstone/

Girard, G., and J. Stix, 2012, Future volcanism at
Yellowstone caldera: Insights from geochemistry of
young volcanic units and monitoring of volcanic
unrest. GSA Today. vol. 22, no. 9, pp. 4-10.

Abstract at
http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/22/9/abstract/i1052-5173-22-9-4.htm

PDF file at
http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/22/9/pdf/i1052-5173-22-9-4.pdf

The paper states:

"Using geochronology and volumes of volcanic units,
they proposed probabilistic assessments of future
volcanic eruptions and suggested that a fourth
caldera-forming eruption was the least likely
scenario. Instead, they suggested that intracaldera
rhyolitic eruptions and small basaltic or rhyolitic
extra-caldera eruptions were more likely..."

Best wishes,

Paul H.
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