THE YELLOWSTONE SUPERVOLCANO

THE YELLOWSTONE SUPERVOLCANO - In the heart of the United...

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1 The Yellowstone Supervolcano Physical Geology SCI/245
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2 In the heart of the United States lies one of the world’s largest and most powerful volcanoes. The Yellowstone caldera is found in the oldest National Parks in the United States, Yellowstone National Park (Legends of America, 2007). In Legends of America (2007) it is found that, “The Park is located in the states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, it is primarily located in the northwestern corner of the state of Wyoming, and the park covers approximately 3,470 square miles.” In Legends of America , it is found that “Some 640,000 years ago Yellowstone and its scenic views were formed when a colossal volcanic eruption ejected an immense volume of ash that covered all of the western U.S., much of the Midwest, northern Mexico and some areas of the eastern Pacific Coast.” This explosion left a volcanic depression that was about 30 miles in width and about 45 miles in length, this eruption created the place that was known by American settlers as “the place where hell bubbles up” (Legend of America, 2007). In appearance and scale, and in eruption frequency, this is not a typical volcano but this is
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2010 for the course N/A SCI/245 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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