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Recent crustal uplift in Yellowstone National Park

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Abstract

Comparison of precise leveling measurements made in 1923 with those made in 1975, 1976, and 1977 reveals that the 600,000-year-old Yellowstone caldera is being uplifted relative to its surroundings. Maximum relative uplift since 1923 is in excess of 700 millimeters - about 14 millimeters vertically per year. The most likely cause of this rapid and unusually large surface deformation is a recent influx of molten or partially molten material to a location within the crust beneath Yellow-stone National Park. Copyright ?? 1979 AAAS.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Recent crustal uplift in Yellowstone National Park
Series title:
Science
Volume
206
Issue:
4423
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1179
Last page:
1182
Number of Pages:
4