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How do volcano observatories around the world and international organizations cooperate on research and monitoring of active volcanoes?

How do volcano observatories around the world and international organizations cooperate on research and monitoring of active volcanoes?

Volcano observatories operate in many countries and are responsible for monitoring and communicating the hazards posed by active volcanism. Several...

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Yellowstone Lake water levels can tell us more than you might think

Yellowstone Lake water levels can tell us more than you might think

A relatively simple measurement—lake level—has yielded big dividends in Yellowstone. By tracking the level of Yellowstone Lake over time, it is...

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Acknowledging Annie: How research and monitoring get done in Yellowstone

Acknowledging Annie: How research and monitoring get done in Yellowstone

Studying Yellowstone’s volcanic, earthquake, and hydrothermal activity requires careful consideration of impacts on the landscape and heritage of the...

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The grand story of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

The grand story of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is not just a spectacular geologic feature.  It also provides a glimpse into the interior of a Yellowstone lava...

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A Christmas (misinformation) story: Yellowstone edition

A Christmas (misinformation) story: Yellowstone edition

Misinformation and misconceptions about Yellowstone are nothing new.  This past Christmas saw a particularly challenging episode of misinformation...

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Yellowstone—the year 2022 in review

Yellowstone—the year 2022 in review

Happy New Year!  Now that we’ve started in on a new calendar, it’s time for the traditional look back at Yellowstone activity in the year that was.

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The Volcanic Explosivity Index: A tool for comparing the sizes of explosive volcanic eruptions

The Volcanic Explosivity Index: A tool for comparing the sizes of explosive volcanic eruptions

A common scale for expressing the size of an explosive volcanic eruption is the VEI—Volcanic Explosivity Index.  Eruption size can’t be determined by...

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Continuous gas monitoring capabilities get a boost in Yellowstone

Continuous gas monitoring capabilities get a boost in Yellowstone

Changes in gas emissions can forewarn of volcanic or hydrothermal activity.  Continuous monitoring of gas concentrations by a station deployed in the...

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How the 2022 Yellowstone flood affected a monitoring site on the Gardner River

How the 2022 Yellowstone flood affected a monitoring site on the Gardner River

The historic flooding event, caused by an “atmospheric river,” that hit the northern areas of Yellowstone from June 10-13, 2022, forever changed the...

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Photo and Video Chronology – Mauna Loa and Kīlauea – December 10, 2022

Photo and Video Chronology – Mauna Loa and Kīlauea – December 10, 2022

A monitoring overflight of Mauna Loa's Northeast Rift Zone and Kīlauea's summit eruption. Both eruptions continue with greatly reduced output.

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Yellowstone’s magma reservoir comes into sharper focus

Yellowstone’s magma reservoir comes into sharper focus

A new seismic tomography model using a cutting-edge imaging approach that harnesses supercomputing provides an updated view of Yellowstone’s magma...

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The Fountain Hotel has a mystery to tell!

The Fountain Hotel has a mystery to tell!

The Fountain Hotel was a grand structure in the Lower Geyser Basin, serving hundreds of visitors at a time during an era of stagecoaches and staged...

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