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Scientist Discovers a New Warm Spot in Yellowstone

May 13, 2019

R. Greg Vaughan, a research scientist at the Astrogeology Science Center, has found a new thermal area in Yellowstone National Park! 



Tern Lake thermal area at Yellowstone Park
Orange box shows the location of the Tern Lake thermal area where the new thermal area was found.(Public domain.)

Vaughan discovered the thermal area using a combination of satellite-based thermal infrared remote sensing and high-resolution airborne imagery. Find more exciting details in Vaughan's article, Discovering new thermal areas in Yellowstone's dynamic landscape, published in the Caldera Chronicles.