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Yellowstone debate erupts again

The heat driving Yellowstone’s volcanism originates from a depth of at least 700 km, according to images of the mantle created using novel seismic methods.

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Fig. 1: Schematic illustration of competing models for Yellowstone hotspot volcanism.

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Sigloch, K. Yellowstone debate erupts again. Nature Geosci 11, 385–387 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-018-0150-4

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