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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1067

Three Short Videos by the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

By Stephen Wessells, Jake Lowenstern, and Dina Venezky

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This is a collection of videos of unscripted interviews with Jake Lowenstern, who is the Scientist in Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO). YVO was created as a partnership among the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Yellowstone National Park, and University of Utah to strengthen the long-term monitoring of volcanic and earthquake unrest in the Yellowstone National Park region. Yellowstone is the site of the largest and most diverse collection of natural thermal features in the world and the first National Park. YVO is one of the five USGS Volcano Observatories that monitor volcanoes within the United States for science and public safety. These video presentations give insights about many topics of interest about this area.

Title: Yes! Yellowstone is a Volcano
An unscripted interview, January 2009, 7:00 Minutes
Description: USGS Scientist-in-Charge of Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, Jake Lowenstern, answers the following questions to explain volcanic features at Yellowstone: "How do we know Yellowstone is a volcano?", "What is a Supervolcano?", "What is a Caldera?","Why are there geysers at Yellowstone?", and "What are the other geologic hazards in Yellowstone?"

Title: Yellowstone Volcano Observatory
An unscripted interview, January 2009, 7:15 Minutes
Description: USGS Scientist-in-Charge of Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, Jake Lowenstern, answers the following questions about the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory: "What is YVO?", "How do you monitor volcanic activity at Yellowstone?", "How are satellites used to study deformation?", "Do you monitor geysers or any other aspect of the Park?", "Are earthquakes and ground deformation common at Yellowstone?", "Why is YVO a relatively small group?", and "Where can I get more information?"

Title: Yellowstone Eruptions
An unscripted interview, January 2009, 6.45 Minutes
Description: USGS Scientist-in-Charge of Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, Jake Lowenstern, answers the following questions to explain volcanic eruptions at Yellowstone: When was the last supereruption at Yellowstone?", "Have any eruptions occurred since the last supereruption?", "Is Yellowstone overdue for an eruption?", "What does the magma below indicate about a possible eruption?", "What else is possible?", and "Why didn't you think the Yellowstone Lake earthquake swarm would lead to an eruption?"

Last modified March 15, 2012
First posted December 29, 2009

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Contact YVO
Yellowstone Volcano Observatory
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road, MS 910
Menlo Park, CA 94025
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/

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Suggested citation:

Wessells, Stephen, Lowenstern, Jake, and Venezky, Dina, 2009, Three short videos by the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1067, available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1067/.




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