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Study Tour - Yellowstone Park

As a culmination of the Geodynamics seminar on Plume-Ridge Interactions the class, accompanied by several faculty, took a field trip to the Yellowstone Plateau. The thesis of the trip was to observe the manifestations of a mantle plume in the actively deforming western United States.

During the field trip each of the students was responsible for leading discussion on various aspects of the volcanology, tectonics, hydrothermal activity, and biology associated with the hot spot and its thermal signature.

The map below contains hotlinks to overviews of each of the student led discussions.

Last updated: August 9, 2007