Ok, have to give major props to Jake Lowenstern, Director of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) for creating and publishing this extremely
informative, straight to the point, and yet comprehensive description of the processes occurring at YS.
Absolute MUST SEE video for those interested in how Yellowstone works. He covers uplift, hotspot motion and dynamics, earthquakes and swarms,
hydrothermal features and explosions, the 1959 Hebgen Lake quake, the magma chamber, and even the great affect the Alaskan Denali quake had on the
park some years ago because of the particularly nasty orientation of the fault rupture- which sent very intense seismic waves straight into YS- and
caused immediate triggered activity. And there's plenty more including hazardous areas, bizarre animal deaths traps, etc. A wealth of information,
some of which I had not come across before.
Volcanic and Other Geologic Hazards of the Yellowstone Supervolcano
Jacob Lowenstern, the YVO Scientist in Charge, 2012 Volcanic and Other Geologic Hazards of the Yellowstone Supervolcano: USGS 10th Triennial Open
House Presentation and Video filmed at the USGS Menlo Park Campus on 20 May 2012.
I mean like seriously:
The way Jake goes through this, he shows tremendous command of information and long years of study to bring this video to the consumers of doom. A
time or two he says things that happen there can tend to make people nervous, but he also says at the onset that YS is pretty much "done" for now.
This is no question my favorite YS video for sheer information and overview, although "Supervolcano" was fun for the entertainment value and effects-
enjoyed that too.
It's like Jake heard just about any question we ever asked, and has taken the time to answer them!
It's so good Jake even has the zombie jokers applauding!
Seriously Jake: Thanks. SUPERB!
And when you get done with that one, if you want even more, just check out Jamie Farrell's video here:
This is just great stuff.
edit on Sun Jun 24th 2012 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)