Temporocitor Posted February 12, 2012 Share Posted February 12, 2012 This is to gain just that. Some of my research dives into history include Yellowstone's history. Since it's discovery somewhat after the maunder minimum or "little ice age," the caldera had been seen to have geisers. I'm of the opinion that it is not impossible for those leaks to be the earliest stages of fracture, thus eruption. We know very little about supervolcanoes, but if it has an area about 1500 times that of Mt. Saint Helens, the lava dome is more -plate-like so prone toward further fracturing in the caqse of more cold, meaning deep freeze, events. It would seem logical that if the area is already hotter than it used to be, thus expanded a bit, and known for having a meaningful water table, what would happen to this plate, likely weakened around 1650, if it were subjected to some short season of glaciation, may follow classic physics more than quantum I cannot say it has no links to the planet's magnetic inclination, still I cannot either say that it does. Are any of you familiar with any residual magnetic field studies done in the Yellowstone Caldera, similar to Steen's Mountain? Is it in any way a record of geomagnetic field distribution? IMO... the localized glaciation of the Rocky Mountains, basically on the same tome as Western Europe, perhaps some oscillation in that, should Yellowstone become subject to another maunder minimum, only localized, it is possible the caldera's plate could fracture more and sprout new geisers. Any thoughts to fail this? If that is possible, could this runaway? If so, and it broke up into constant steam vents, the aquifers from surrounding states could likely be drained into this supersaturation event process as we know the geisers to be. My last look at the aquifers from Wyoming and surrounding states, suggests the caldera would act as one large hot spring. This would progressively fill in the basins in those areas if the steam continued to bubble, overspilling the water out eventually to the east. Maybe some of you who work with the USGS regurlarly could recommend some sites that I can look up water tables and aquifers online. I first began the study by ordering the maps through the public library here. As I said they all appear to be interleaved quite a bit. I want to see if there is any interleave with that underground river in Mexico, can't recall the name right off the top of my head. I'll post it later. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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