Reference : Absolute Gravity and Uplift in the Yellowstone Caldera
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Absolute Gravity and Uplift in the Yellowstone Caldera
van Dam, Tonie [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > >]
Francis, Olivier mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit >]
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2019
from 09-12-2019 to 13-12-2019
American Geophysical Union
San Francisco
[en] GPS time-series of uplift show that points in and around the caldera have gone through cycles of uplift, followed by subsidence since observations began about three decades ago. A dramatic increase in the uplift rate started in 2004 at the GPS station LKWY near Yellowstone Lake and Old Faithful, OFWY. Since 2010, the sites have subsided, began uplifting again in 2014 coincidentally after a M 4.8 earthquake near the Norris Geyser Basin, and then started subsiding again in 2016. The cause of the episodic uplift and subsidence and the spatial pattern of the surface displacement are not yet well understood. The 2003-2009 episode of rapid uplift is believed to result from deep source magma intrusion simultaneous with depressurization of the hydrothermal systems beneath the Norris Geyser Basin. But whether it is caused by the intrusion of magma from a distant reservoir, or by the expulsion and localized trapping of pressurized water and gas from rock that is already in-place, is not known. We have taken observations of absolute gravity at LKWY and OFWY almost annually since 2009. In this presentation, we compare gravity and uplift and provide some insight into the mechanism driving the uplift/subsidence cycles.

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