Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

U.S. Geological Survey
Data Series 324
version 1.0

Database of the Geology and Thermal Activity of Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

By Kathryn Flynn, Brita Graham Wall, Donald E. White*, Roderick A, Hutchinson*, Terry E.C. Keith, Laura Clor, and Joel E. Robinson


* Deceased

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This dataset contains contacts, geologic units and map boundaries from Plate 1 of USGS Professional Paper 1456, "The Geology and Remarkable Thermal Activity of Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming." The features are contained in the Annotation, basins_poly, contours, geology_arc, geology_poly, point_features, and stream_arc feature classes as well as a table of geologic units and their descriptions.

This dataset was constructed to produce a digital geologic map as a basis for studying hydrothermal processes in Norris Geyser Basin.

The original map does not contain registration tic marks. To create the geodatabase, the original scanned map was georegistered to USGS aerial photographs of the Norris Junction quadrangle collected in 1994. Manmade objects, i.e. roads, parking lots, and the visitor center, along with stream junctions and other hydrographic features, were used for registration.

Read the readme file for the database (1_readme.txt; 56 kB)

Read the metadata file for the database (1_metadata.txt; 16 kB)

Download the data package as a compressed .zip file (; 32.3-MB file that opens into a 73.9-MB folder). This file also contains copies of the 1_readme.txt and 1_metadata.txt files linked above.

View USGS Professional Paper 1456, The Geology and Remarkable Thermal Activity of Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, by Donald E. White, Roderick A. Hutchinson, and Terry E.C. Keith (1988). This site contains a pdf file of a 200-dpi scan of plate 1 from Professional Paper 1456 that we made while producing this Data Series report.

For questions about this report, contact Joel Robinson.

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