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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park was established on March 1, 1872, as the first national park in the world. The overwhelming and unique beauty found in this natural wonder is truly difficult to describe.This Topic In Depth begin with the excellent National Park Service's (1) official Yellowstone Web Site, which contains the park's history, virtual field trips, park information, visitor guides, web cams,...
Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

In 2001, the U.S. Geological Survey, Yellowstone National Park, and the University of Utah entered into an agreement that effectively established the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. Some of the objectives of the Observatory are "to provide seismic, geodetic, and hydrologic monitoring that enables reliable and timely warnings of possible renewed volcanism and related hazards" and "to improve...
A History of Concession Development in Yellowstone National Park, 1872-1966

While millions of people visit Yellowstone National Park each year, very few of them will actually pay detailed attention to the various concessions offered around the area, unless of course they are unable to purchase various sundries or crucial items. In this wholly engaging 153-page work, author Mary Shivers Culpin (writing for the National Park Service's Yellowstone Center for Resources),...
The Montana-Yellowstone Geologic Field Guide Database

For any college student majoring in the geophysical sciences, getting out into the field can be a key academic experience. This novel initiative, created by Carleton College's Science Education Resource Center (SERC), is a pilot project designed to make the field guide literature more accessible and useful to geoscience educators, students, and researchers. This site features published field...
Norris Geyser Basin Tour

Among the nine active geyser basins at Yellowstone National Park, the Norris Geyser Basin is recognized as the hottest. With its 193 geysers, including Steamboat Geyser, which is the tallest active geyser in the world, Norris Geyser Basin is well worth the international attention it receives every year. The tour of the Norris Geyser Basin, featured here on this National Park Service page, includes...
A Bear's Eye View of Yellowstone

This interactive feature from National Geographic invites visitors to explore Yellowstone National Park and imagine what it might be like to experience the park from the point of view of a bear. The team behind this project strapped tracking cameras to two grizzly bears and two black bears. What's at the center of these bear's lives? Without a doubt, food. As this feature highlights, these...