Monday, April 11, 2011

Yellowstone magma plume bigger than previously thought.

University of Utah geophysicists made the first large-scale picture of the electrical conductivity of the gigantic underground plume of hot and partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano. The image suggests the plume is even bigger than it appears in earlier images made with earthquake waves.

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-electric-yellowstone-image-hints-volcano.html


The gigantic underground plume of partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano might be bigger than previously thought, a new image suggests.