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Taking the Pulse of Yellowstone’s
“Breathing” Caldera
Deformation
Taking Yellowstone’s Pulse
Ground deformation
Measuring
deformation in
ancient times
Measuring Elevation Changes:
the Leveling Line
Reference
map for
leveling
data
Measuring Elevation Changes:
Analyzing the Leveling Data
Leveling data from
Lake Butte to
Mount Washburn,
1923 - 1995
Measuring Elevation Changes
using GPS Data
Yellowstone
GPS
stations
MAWY
P720
P721
P714
NRWY
HVWY
LKWY
OFW2
P680
P709
P710...
Measuring Elevation Changes:
Analyze Data from Four GPS Stations
HVWY LKWYOFW2 WLWY
HVWY
LKWY
OFW2
WLWY
Lake Butte
Overloo...
Measuring Elevation Changes
Graphing the GPS Data
0 10 20 30 40 50
HVWY LKWYOFW2 WLWY
Distance (km)
Height:VerticalDisplac...
Exploring GPS Data around Yellowstone
GPS
stations in
or near
Yellowstone
Exploring GPS Data
around Yellowstone
Stack of
GPS time
series plots
in
Yellowstone
Animation of GPS Data from 2004-2011
Vertical Motion & Earthquakes
within Yellowstone
Measuring Ground
with Radar Satellite
Measuring
ground
deformation by
radar satellite
Taking Yellowstone’s Pulse
Sources
UNAVCO: Johnson, Jenda. 2013. “Vertical Movement of GPS Stations—NE End of Caldera.”
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Ground deformation: Taking the Pulse of Yellowstone’s “Breathing” Volcano: Problem-Based Learning in America’s First National Park

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Ground deformation: Taking the Pulse of Yellowstone’s “Breathing” Volcano: Problem-Based Learning in America’s First National Park

  1. 1. Taking the Pulse of Yellowstone’s “Breathing” Caldera Deformation
  2. 2. Taking Yellowstone’s Pulse Ground deformation Measuring deformation in ancient times
  3. 3. Measuring Elevation Changes: the Leveling Line Reference map for leveling data
  4. 4. Measuring Elevation Changes: Analyzing the Leveling Data Leveling data from Lake Butte to Mount Washburn, 1923 - 1995
  5. 5. Measuring Elevation Changes using GPS Data Yellowstone GPS stations MAWY P720 P721 P714 NRWY HVWY LKWY OFW2 P680 P709 P710 P711 P712 P713 P716 WLWY Lake Butte Overlook Mount Washburn
  6. 6. Measuring Elevation Changes: Analyze Data from Four GPS Stations HVWY LKWYOFW2 WLWY HVWY LKWY OFW2 WLWY Lake Butte Overlook Mount Washburn
  7. 7. Measuring Elevation Changes Graphing the GPS Data 0 10 20 30 40 50 HVWY LKWYOFW2 WLWY Distance (km) Height:VerticalDisplacement(mm) 0 100 50 150 200 250 -50 -100 300 Key 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  8. 8. Exploring GPS Data around Yellowstone GPS stations in or near Yellowstone
  9. 9. Exploring GPS Data around Yellowstone Stack of GPS time series plots in Yellowstone
  10. 10. Animation of GPS Data from 2004-2011
  11. 11. Vertical Motion & Earthquakes within Yellowstone
  12. 12. Measuring Ground with Radar Satellite Measuring ground deformation by radar satellite
  13. 13. Taking Yellowstone’s Pulse Sources UNAVCO: Johnson, Jenda. 2013. “Vertical Movement of GPS Stations—NE End of Caldera.” http://www.unavco.org//education/resources/educational-resources/lesson/gps- yellowstone/module-materials/yellowstone-gps-2004-2011.mov Retrieved 20 November 2014. (Search on YouTube for “UNAVCO research P8.”) USGS, Volcanic Hazards Program, Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. 2007. “Recent Ups and Downs of the Yellowstone Caldera—2007 article.” http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/publications/2007/upsanddowns.php Retrieved 20 November 2014. (Search for “yvo ups downs.”)

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