Lisa Morgan

Lisa Morgan

How and why do scientist collect sediment cores in Yellowstone Lake?

By: and - September 27, 2021

In August 2021, Yellowstone Volcano Observatory scientists collected sediment cores from the floor of Yellowstone Lake. Analysis of the sediment composition, as well as the fluids contained within the sediment, can provide new information about hydrothermal activity occurring out of view beneath the lake water. Although hidden from view of the many visitors to Yellowstone, the […]

A Yellowstone pioneer who also became a noted conservationist — Henry Wood Elliott

By: - June 7, 2021

Henry Wood Elliott was a dedicated conservationist and explorer who, in 1871, helped create the first bathymetric map of Yellowstone Lake. Unlike many of his contemporaries, however, he declined to leave his name on any feature in Yellowstone. Geologists now honor Elliott’s legacy by referring to a very large explosion crater beneath Yellowstone Lake as […]