Yellowstone Hot Spring Basin (Wyoming, USA)

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Volcano: Yellowstone Plateau (see Yellowstone Plateau at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: Yellowstone supports extensive hydrothermal activity that is related to at least one large hydrothermal reservoir at depth with an estimated temperature in excess of 300°C. The type, distribution, and extent of hydrothermal activity and accompanying CO2 emissions observed across Yellowstone are primarily related to subsurface hydrothermal processes and structural control.

Point of contact for this site:
Cynthia Werner, (U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Volcano Observatory)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Hot Spring Basin_2908200629/8/2006 Emanuela Bagnato Sept. 30, 2016

Bibliographic references for this site

Werner, C., S. Hurwitz, W.C. Evans, J.B. Lowenstern, D. Bergfeld, H. Heasler, C. Jaworowski, A. Hunt, 2008,Volatile emissions and gas geochemistry of Hot Spring Basin, Yellowstone National Park, USA, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, vol.178, pp. 751–762, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.09.016

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