MICHAEL MANGA

Neat stuff in the Field

Lone Star Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, April 2014
In April 2014, during the annual Park closure, we participated in a large expedition to study geyser eruptions in Yellowstone National Park, a project nicknamed Lone Star III because it is the third expedition (see Karlstrom et al. (2013) for some results from the previous trips. The focus of the 2014 trip was to study the subsurface processes that accompany and control eruptive phenomena. Participants were from the USGS (Shaul Hurwitz, lead organizer; Fred Murphy, Lizet Christiansen, ex-USGS), UC Berkeley (Kristen Fauria, Carolina Munoz, Noah Randolph-Flagg, Steve Breen, Avinash Nayak, Michael Manga), Univ Tokyo (Atsuko Namiki), CRREL (David Finnegan, Adam LeWinter), and the University of Missouri (Paco Gomez, Hal Johnson, Zack Fallem, Joe Gilliam). This work was supported by the National Science Foundation.


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Overview of the Lone Star site.


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Example eruption. Lone Star erupts for about 30 minutes every 3 hours.


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Atsuko Namiki setting up field equipment.


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Lots of wildlife . . .


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Lots of wildlife . . .


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Lots of wildlife . . .


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. . . more wildlife.


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A coyote. We did see 4 wolves, but I was not able to get a photograph.


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