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Swimming Pools at Yellowstone? Swimming Pools at Yellowstone? (Yellowstone Monthly Update - June 2024)
Swimming Pools at Yellowstone? (Yellowstone Monthly Update - June 2024)
Swimming Pools at Yellowstone? (Yellowstone Monthly Update - June 2024)

Up until the 1950s, visitors to the Old Faithful area could take a dip. Not at a geyser, but in a real swimming pool. The full story is in this month’s video update. 

Up until the 1950s, visitors to the Old Faithful area could take a dip. Not at a geyser, but in a real swimming pool. The full story is in this month’s video update. 

Mount St. Helens vs. Yellowstone Mount St. Helens VS Yellowstone (Yellowstone Monthly Update - May 2024)
Mount St. Helens VS Yellowstone (Yellowstone Monthly Update - May 2024)
Mount St. Helens VS Yellowstone (Yellowstone Monthly Update - May 2024)

Mount St. Helens and Yellowstone are two of the most well-known volcanoes in the United States. They have some pretty obvious differences, but they have some similarities as well. So, just how similar are Mount St. Helens and Yellowstone?

Mount St. Helens and Yellowstone are two of the most well-known volcanoes in the United States. They have some pretty obvious differences, but they have some similarities as well. So, just how similar are Mount St. Helens and Yellowstone?

Man smirks with "Volcanoes in Kansas?" on top of a U.S. map with volcanic eruption in the background. Kansas covered in ash? Yellowstone's aftermath (Yellowstone Volcano Update - March 2024)
Kansas covered in ash? Yellowstone's aftermath (Yellowstone Volcano Update - March 2024)
Kansas covered in ash? Yellowstone's aftermath (Yellowstone Volcano Update - March 2024)

Volcanic ash in Kansas? It's true there's thick deposits there, but where are the source volcanoes? Geologists began puzzling over this in the late 1800s when these deposits were first recognized. 

Volcanic ash in Kansas? It's true there's thick deposits there, but where are the source volcanoes? Geologists began puzzling over this in the late 1800s when these deposits were first recognized. 

Whisper or Roar? No more secrets Whisper or Roar? No More Secrets (Yellowstone Volcano Update - Feb 2024)
Whisper or Roar? No More Secrets (Yellowstone Volcano Update - Feb 2024)
Whisper or Roar? No More Secrets (Yellowstone Volcano Update - Feb 2024)

If a geyser erupts and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Of course it does, and now we can hear it no matter when it happens thanks to a new monitoring station in Yellowstone National Park.

If a geyser erupts and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Of course it does, and now we can hear it no matter when it happens thanks to a new monitoring station in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory - Top 5 Updates of 2023 Top 5 Updates of 2023 — Yellowstone Volcano Update for January 2024
Top 5 Updates of 2023 — Yellowstone Volcano Update for January 2024
Top 5 Updates of 2023 — Yellowstone Volcano Update for January 2024

In this monthly update of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, we present our take on the top five headlines for 2023.

0:12 - Earthquakes, Deformation

1:20 - Steamboat Geyser Eruptions

2:30 - New Monitoring for Hydrothermal

3:24 - Volcanic Eruptions at Yellowstone

4:34 - Magma Chamber below Yellowstone

 

In this monthly update of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, we present our take on the top five headlines for 2023.

0:12 - Earthquakes, Deformation

1:20 - Steamboat Geyser Eruptions

2:30 - New Monitoring for Hydrothermal

3:24 - Volcanic Eruptions at Yellowstone

4:34 - Magma Chamber below Yellowstone

 

Steamboat. Losing Steam? Steamboat: Losing steam?
Steamboat: Losing steam?
Steamboat: Losing steam?

Steamboat Geyser is the tallest geyser in the world. It has been putting on a show the last few years for visitors at Yellowstone National Park with a record number of water eruptions, 48 eruptions each in 2019 and 2020. But it's only had eight eruptions in 2023. Is Steamboat losing steam? 

Steamboat Geyser is the tallest geyser in the world. It has been putting on a show the last few years for visitors at Yellowstone National Park with a record number of water eruptions, 48 eruptions each in 2019 and 2020. But it's only had eight eruptions in 2023. Is Steamboat losing steam? 

View of steep lava mountain with title text and description. Lava Onion? Lava flows - peeling back the layers (Yellowstone Volcano Update - November 2023)
Lava Onion? Lava flows - peeling back the layers (Yellowstone Volcano Update - November 2023)
Lava Onion? Lava flows - peeling back the layers (Yellowstone Volcano Update - November 2023)

Lava flows are one of the coolest (or maybe hottest!) features about volcanoes, but what would a lava flow look like if you could peel away the surface and take a peek underneath?

A rocky cap on a mountain, with text overlay reading "Tuff Time: Mystery of disappearing deposits" TUFF TIME: Mystery of disappearing deposits (Yellowstone Volcano Update - October 2023)
TUFF TIME: Mystery of disappearing deposits (Yellowstone Volcano Update - October 2023)
TUFF TIME: Mystery of disappearing deposits (Yellowstone Volcano Update - October 2023)

Yellowstone is a geologic wonderland with over 2 billion years of Earth's history recorded in the rocks. But some of that history is missing. Where did it go? We’ll look into that mystery in the October 2023 update from the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory.

Yellowstone is a geologic wonderland with over 2 billion years of Earth's history recorded in the rocks. But some of that history is missing. Where did it go? We’ll look into that mystery in the October 2023 update from the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory.

Geyser eruption photo with text on top reading: Kaboom! Crater to Bay. Yellowstone Volcano Update — September 2023: KABOOM! Crater to Bay
Yellowstone Volcano Update — September 2023: KABOOM! Crater to Bay
Yellowstone Volcano Update — September 2023: KABOOM! Crater to Bay

What geologic hazard is most likely to occur in the Yellowstone region on human timescales? The answer might not be what you think.

BIG EARTHQUAKE vs. BIG ERUPTION - Which is more likely at Yellowstone? Yellowstone Volcano Update — August 2023: MONUMENT TO A TRAGEDY. The origin of Hebgen Lake
Yellowstone Volcano Update — August 2023: MONUMENT TO A TRAGEDY. The origin of Hebgen Lake
aerial view of Old Faithful erupting with new thermal features at yellowstone overlayed Yellowstone Volcano Update — July 2023 — NEW THERMAL FEATURES at Yellowstone!
Yellowstone Volcano Update — July 2023 — NEW THERMAL FEATURES at Yellowstone!
Yellowstone Volcano Update — July 2023 — NEW THERMAL FEATURES at Yellowstone!

Geysers and hot springs are some of the most dynamic geologic features on the planet. They are always changing and sometimes that change happens in places where we can see and appreciate it. This has been the case on Geyser Hill, near Old Faithful, in Yellowstone National Park.

Geysers and hot springs are some of the most dynamic geologic features on the planet. They are always changing and sometimes that change happens in places where we can see and appreciate it. This has been the case on Geyser Hill, near Old Faithful, in Yellowstone National Park.

Old Faithful doesn't always empty! Yellowstone Volcano Update — June 2023
Yellowstone Volcano Update — June 2023
Yellowstone Volcano Update — June 2023

Old Faithful, one of the icons of Yellowstone National Park and probably the most famous geyser in the world. But how faithful is it really? That's the question we're going to tackle in this June 1, 2023 update from the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory.

Old Faithful, one of the icons of Yellowstone National Park and probably the most famous geyser in the world. But how faithful is it really? That's the question we're going to tackle in this June 1, 2023 update from the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory.

Looking northwest from the south end of the Norris Back Basin. The ... Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano, May 1, 2023
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano, May 1, 2023
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano, May 1, 2023

May is traditionally the start of the field season and plans are underway to strengthen monitoring networks, collect data, and conduct research to better understand volcanic activity in the Yellowstone region. Mike Poland, scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, outlines upcoming projects in this YVO monthly video update for May 1, 2023.

May is traditionally the start of the field season and plans are underway to strengthen monitoring networks, collect data, and conduct research to better understand volcanic activity in the Yellowstone region. Mike Poland, scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, outlines upcoming projects in this YVO monthly video update for May 1, 2023.

Photo of marmot standing on its hind legs, in Yellowstone National Park Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano, April 1, 2023
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano, April 1, 2023
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano, April 1, 2023

Do animals prank humans? It sometimes feels that way, says Yellowstone Volcano Observatory’s scientist-in-charge Mike Poland. Mike shows some of the ways animals have “interacted” with monitoring equipment in this April 1, 2023 monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano.

Do animals prank humans? It sometimes feels that way, says Yellowstone Volcano Observatory’s scientist-in-charge Mike Poland. Mike shows some of the ways animals have “interacted” with monitoring equipment in this April 1, 2023 monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano.

image related to volcanoes. See description Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano, March 1, 2023
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano, March 1, 2023
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano, March 1, 2023

Could an external event trigger a Yellowstone eruption? No, says Yellowstone Volcano Observatory’s scientist-in-charge Mike Poland, that’s not how volcanoes work. Most of the pressure that drives a volcano toward eruption comes from within, from the exsolution of gases in the magmatic system.

Could an external event trigger a Yellowstone eruption? No, says Yellowstone Volcano Observatory’s scientist-in-charge Mike Poland, that’s not how volcanoes work. Most of the pressure that drives a volcano toward eruption comes from within, from the exsolution of gases in the magmatic system.

Bison at Dragon's Mouth Spring, Yellowstone National Park Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for Feb 1, 2023
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for Feb 1, 2023
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for Feb 1, 2023

Winter has arrived in the Yellowstone region. The deep snow and cold temperatures are harsh for animals, harsh for humans, and also harsh for volcano monitoring equipment.

Winter has arrived in the Yellowstone region. The deep snow and cold temperatures are harsh for animals, harsh for humans, and also harsh for volcano monitoring equipment.

YVO scientist replaces batteries in a temperature logger (Norris Basin) Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for Jan 1, 2023
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for Jan 1, 2023
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for Jan 1, 2023

Mike Poland, scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, provides an overview of 2022 events and December activity in this monthly update for January 1, 2023. 

Mike Poland, scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, provides an overview of 2022 events and December activity in this monthly update for January 1, 2023. 

Color photograph of lava flow front Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano (December 1, 2022)
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano (December 1, 2022)
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano (December 1, 2022)

Just a few days ago, Mauna Loa, the tallest active volcano on the planet, started erupting for the first time in 38 years.

Obsidian rock from Obsidian Cliff, Yellowstone National Park.... Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for November 1, 2022
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for November 1, 2022
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for November 1, 2022

November is Native American Heritage Month. Mike Poland, scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, talks about Indigenous peoples in the Yellowstone region and describes Yellowstone’s recent seismic, deformation, and geyser activity in this November 1, 2022 monthly update.

November is Native American Heritage Month. Mike Poland, scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, talks about Indigenous peoples in the Yellowstone region and describes Yellowstone’s recent seismic, deformation, and geyser activity in this November 1, 2022 monthly update.

A bubble bursts at Artist Paintpots, in Yellowstone National Park Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for October 1, 2022
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for October 1, 2022
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for October 1, 2022

Mike Poland, scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, describes activity at Yellowstone in this monthly update for October 1, 2022. 

The update comes to you from Artist Paintpots in Yellowstone National Park. The paintpots are acid sulfate springs, one of three different types of thermal features in Yellowstone. 

Mike Poland, scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, describes activity at Yellowstone in this monthly update for October 1, 2022. 

The update comes to you from Artist Paintpots in Yellowstone National Park. The paintpots are acid sulfate springs, one of three different types of thermal features in Yellowstone. 

Sapphire Pool, in the Biscuit Basin area of the Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for September 1, 2022
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for September 1, 2022
Monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for September 1, 2022

Mike Poland, scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, describes activity at Yellowstone volcano in this monthly update for September 1, 2022.

Mike Poland, scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, describes activity at Yellowstone volcano in this monthly update for September 1, 2022.