posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 01:07 PM
So after spending a bit more time taking a look at some of the GPS readings around Yellowstone, I don't see much of anyone talking about this. It
appears, unless I am flat out wrong for whatever reason, that many stations in the NW part of the park by Hebgen Lake are showing upwards trends on
the vertical scales. You can see the main map of GPS stations here:
And I have prepped a map with a green circle to show you where I am talking about:
Yes, that's a thumbnail, click to enlarge! Go to the link though for the clickable map.
Included so far, stations that are showing this upward trend are stations from P460 headed south all the way down to P361. Now that's a pretty good
bit of area. But click on each station in the green circle and look at the bottom of the three charts for the vertical (up and down) displacements.
See what I am talking about? They all appear to be on the rise, and some quite sharply.
Interestingly, there has been recent seismic activity, although small, near this area, on the southeast side of Hebgen Lake. With the apparent ground
uplift, I am wondering if this could be magma injection, or possibly uplift from gas pressure. Because they did apparently find and map a humongous
gas chamber in the northwest of the park.
Magma, gas, or water- any of these causes could be it, but the point remains. And something to keep an eye on, me thinks.
edit on Wed Jan 18th 2012 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)