Category Archives: volcanoes

Geology on an epic scale: the Yellowstone caldera

To those with even a little geological knowledge, the view that presents itself as you drive into Yellowstone National Park through the South Entrance may not be quite what you expect. The park encompasses the giant caldera of a hotspot-fuelled … Continue reading

Categories: outcrops, photos, volcanoes

Yellowstone it was

Give yourselves a pat on the back: virtually everyone guessed correctly that my fortnight away was chiefly spent exploring Yellowstone National Park, bookended by some time in Grand Teton National Park just next door. The first photo I showed you … Continue reading

Categories: geology, outcrops, photos, volcanoes

The intimate coupling of hydrologic and geomorphic evolution of basalt landscapes

In a new paper, I show that, on basalts, flowpaths, hydographs, and landscapes coevolve over a million years or more.
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Categories: by Anne, geomorphology, hydrology, paper reviews, volcanoes

Lava lake tectonics

In the crater of Erte Ale, we can see processes that take tens of miliions of years on a global scale happening in just a few hours.
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Categories: geology, tectonics, volcanoes

The hydrogeology of Yellowstone: It’s all about the cold water

While the deep, geothermal water of Yellowstone is sexy and merits both the tourist and scientific attention given to it, there’s a largely untold story in the shallow groundwater, where huge volumes of cold water may advect more heat than the hydrothermal features. A paper by Gardner et al. (2010) begins to shed light on this side of the story.
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Categories: by Anne, hydrology, paper reviews, volcanoes