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Scientists construct new theory of Yellowstone's supervolcano hotspot

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by (Greg Beach) last modified Jan 02, 2018

Scientists at the University of Illinois have constructed a new theory on how the hotspot beneath Yellowstone National Park's supervolcano gets its heat. "A robust result from these models is that the heat source behind the extensive inland volcanism actually originated from the shallow oceanic mantle to the west of the Pacific Northwest coast," said Lijun Liu, lead researcher and geology professor. Liu's team monitored seismic waves that reverberate after an earthquake to create an X-ray-like map...





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