We are deploying thermal blankets to measure heat flow around the lake floor vents.
Q&A with autonomous underwater vehicle engineer Greg Kurras.
We are deploying seismometers on the lake floor to measure small earthquakes generated by hydrothermal fluid flow and to understand how they may migrate along fault surfaces.
We are deploying a dozen pressure-temperature gauges (PTGs) around Yellowstone Lake. These measure pressure and temperature at the lake floor every few seconds. With this network, we can record the pressure variations experienced by the deep hydrothermal systems we’re targeting.
Q&A with graduate student Anson Antriasian.
Q&A with PI Karen Luttrell from Louisiana State University.
Rob Sohn, the lead investigator for HD-YLAKE, talks about his background and goals for this multi-year project in Yellowstone National Park.
After nearly seven years of planning, the HD-YLAKE field program has finally begun. The first step is getting all the gear to the Park and putting everything together. We couldn’t have done it without support from the Yellowstone National Park staff, who have been incredibly generous with their various resources.
The Hydrothermal Dynamics of Yellowstone Lake (HD-YLAKE) project seeks to understand how earthquakes, volcanic processes, and climate affect the hydrothermal system located beneath Yellowstone Lake. All work described on this website was completed under an authorized Yellowstone Research Permit. Read more »