The creation of yellowstone national park

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The creation of yellowstone national park

  1. 1. Renee’ MillerTHE CREATION OF YELLOWSTONENATIONAL PARKImage 1 Image 2Image 3Image 4
  2. 2. FROM PRAIRIE TO SUPER-VOLCANOPLAY ME• Yellowstone National Park sits in the crater of one of the largest super volcanoes onEarth, nearly 45 miles in diameter (the Sleeping Giant)• Ash as old as 640,000 years has been found in California matching the volcanic ash ofYellowstone; ash has also been found all over the northwestern states• Pools of molten lava have been discovered underneath the entire park system• The crater was formed during the first super eruption 640,000 years ago when moltenlava built up in the magma chamber causing intense pressure that caused the volcano toexplode• WHEN WILL THE SLEEPING GIANT ERUPT AGAIN?• Yellowstone Super-Volcano
  3. 3. ASH FALLOUT PROJECTION FROM YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKSUPER-VOLCANO FUTURE ERUPTIONImage 5
  4. 4. CURRENT YELLOWSTONE CALDERAImage 6
  5. 5. CREATION OF GRAND CANYON OF YELLOWSTONE• It is roughly 20 miles long with themeasurement starting at the UpperFalls to the Tower Fall area• It is 800 to 1,200 feet deep by1,500 to 4,000 feet wide• Present canyon is10,000 to 14,000years old• Formed by mechanical erosionImage 7
  6. 6. UPPER & LOWER YELLOWSTONE FALLSImage 8 Image 9• Erosional features formed by Yellowstone River• Upper Falls 109 feet high• Lower Falls 308 feet high
  7. 7. GLACIERS OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKSmall glacier justoutside the eastentrance ofYellowstoneImage 10
  8. 8. PLAY ME!THE BEAUTYWILL NEVERCEASEUNTIL THIS!
  9. 9. BIBLIOGRAPHY• Image 1: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/national-parks/yellowstone-photos/#/yellowstone-lower-falls_2023_600x450.jpg• Image 2: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/national-parks/yellowstone-photos/#/yellowstone-prismatic-spring_2032_600x450.jpg• Image 3: http://www.pcwalls.net/yellowstone_wallpaper-wallpapers.html• Image 4: http://www.theamazingbuzz.com/yellowstone-national-park-wyoming-usa/• Image 5: http://www.extremescience.com/graphics/yellowstone-caldera-ashfall.jpg• Image 6: http://www.nps.gov/yell/naturescience/images/hotspot_yell2_1.gif• Image 7: http://navigationz.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/yellowstone.jpg• Image 8: http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/00/12/8b/e7/upper-falls-yellowstone.jpg• Image 9: http://d1njyp8tsu122i.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/Yellowstone-Lower-Falls-Grand-Canyon-of-Yellowstone.jpg
  10. 10. BIBLIOGRAPHY CONTINUED• Image 9: http://d1njyp8tsu122i.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/Yellowstone-Lower-Falls-Grand-Canyon-of-Yellowstone.jpg• Image 10: http://travelbyphotos.com/images/yellowstone-glacier.JPG• U.S. National Park Service - Experience Your America. "Canyon Area Natural Highlights -Yellowstone National Park." Accessed April 21, 2013.http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/ncanyon.htm.• Slide 8 in order of appearance: http://www.tracks-trails.com/yellowstone-national-park;http://www.beantownbloggery.com/2010_08_01_archive.html;http://www.artarie.ilcannocchiale.it/; http://usahitman.com/ywftdfdoj/;http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/national-parks/yellowstone-national-park/;http://www.7usa8.com/en/journey_list.aspx?ClassID=11;http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2011/10/picturing-yellowstone/;http://boomvisits.com/2012/11/yellowstone-national-park/;http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis;

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