Yellowstone National Park: Past, Present, and Future of the Famous Hot Spot and Caldera

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Rachael Fawley , California University of Pennsylvania
The movement of the hot spot at Yellowstone National Park has been tracked over the last sixteen million years, showing how tectonic plates are moving and creating calderas. Satellite images, as well as diagrams and research, support the prediction that the hot spot is moving an inch southwesterly every year.