Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

News

Filter Total Items: 263
link

A new season of geoscience field work in Yellowstone!

May means the start of geological field work in Yellowstone, and the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory has a lot planned for 2022!

Read Article
link

A Geological Excursion between Tower and Canyon Junctions in Yellowstone National Park

For the first time in two years, Yellowstone National Park visitors will be able to drive from Tower to Canyon Junctions across Dunraven Pass, now...

Read Article
link

The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory 2021 annual report—available at a website near you!

The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory 2021 annual report has been published!  Your one-stop shop for the year that was in Yellowstone geological...

Read Article
link

A 10,000-year history of geo-ecological change in Lower Geyser Basin

Today, Lower Geyser Basin in Yellowstone is a treeless plain characterized by steaming ground, geysers, and mudpots. But thousands of years ago, it...

Read Article
link

Let’s Get into Hot Water

Deep beneath Yellowstone is a mysterious place, where water cannot penetrate and rocks flow like silly putty. Strange conditions exist in the deepest...

Read Article
link

Practice makes better!

In February, 100 scientists got together to practice coordinating themselves during a pretend volcanic eruption.

Read Article
link

Newly discovered (but not newly formed) thermal areas in Yellowstone

On the North side of the Mallard Lake resurgent dome there are several isolated thermal areas that were recently mapped using high-resolution visible...

Read Article
link

Novel technique peeks beneath the ground at Yellowstone’s hot water plumbing system

What do the subsurface fluid pathways look like for all of the hot springs and geysers scattered throughout Yellowstone?  A new set of data from an...

Read Article
link

Two Ocean Pass—A place where fish can swim over the Continental Divide!

Near the southern boundary of Yellowstone National Park is a curious location—a pass on the Continental Divide that is so gentle, fish can swim across...

Read Article
link

The Exploration of Yellowstone

The isolated and rugged Yellowstone region remained a “hole” in the map of North America until the 1870s.  Indigenous North Americans knew the area...

Read Article
link

Ground deformation at Yellowstone: How does it compare to other calderas?

It’s common knowledge that the ground at Yellowstone goes up and down over time. Since 1923, the center of the caldera has risen overall by nearly 3...

Read Article
link

How to cook a Yellowstone rhyolite: One part mantle, one part crust

The magma that feeds Yellowstone is formed by multiple processes. By studying the chemical composition of elements in rocks from the Yellowstone area...

Read Article