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Model of reservoirs underneath Long Valley Caldera

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Main hydrothermal features of the new (2016) 3-D model of the subsurface at Long Valley Caldera. This schematic is based on a survey of the electrical properties of the earth (magnetotellurics) below. Arrows show subsurface water flow, with colors keyed to changing water temperature, from blue (cold) to red (hot). Purple arrows show an extinct hot water pathway. See 2016 article by Jared Peacock and others (doi:10.1002/2016GL069263).


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