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Cataclysm! The Hotspot Reaches Yellowstone

Robert B. Smith and Lee J. Siegel

in Windows into the Earth: The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195105964
eISBN:
9780197565452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195105964.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

Epicenters from numerous earthquakes fall approximately along two parallel lines that stretch from southeast to northwest through Yellowstone National Park. During the past 630,000 years, lava ... More


How Yellowstone Works

Robert B. Smith and Lee J. Siegel

in Windows into the Earth: The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195105964
eISBN:
9780197565452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195105964.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

Most people who visit Yellowstone are blissfully unaware they are standing on top of an active, breathing volcano. They visit geysers and hot springs, and may feel some of the numerous earthquakes ... More


The Chemical Environment of Lakes

Andrew S. Cohen

in Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195133530
eISBN:
9780197561577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195133530.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Understanding lake chemistry is critical for correctly interpreting the geochemical archives of lake deposits. Elemental and isotopic distributions in lakes are closely linked to external climatic ... More


Optics from the Single Cell to the Mesoscale

Andre Morél

in Ocean Optics

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195068436
eISBN:
9780197560235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195068436.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

The inherent optical properties of a water body (mesoscale), namely, the absorption coefficient, the scattering coefficient, and the volume scattering function combine with the radiant distribution ... More


Age Determination in Lake Deposits

Andrew S. Cohen

in Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195133530
eISBN:
9780197561577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195133530.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

It is almost impossible to overemphasize the importance of good chronological control to paleolimnology. Age control allows us to determine rates of processes and fluxes of materials, and to test ... More


Sedimentological Archives in Lake Deposits

Andrew S. Cohen

in Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195133530
eISBN:
9780197561577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195133530.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Lake sediments are both repositories and sources of information about lake history. Depositional products tell us about the mechanisms of transport or accumulation of important geochemical and ... More


Facies Models at the Lake Basin Scale

Andrew S. Cohen

in Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195133530
eISBN:
9780197561577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195133530.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Understanding the historical evolution of sedimentation in a lake requires not only a grounding in facies interpretation but also an understanding of the larger-scale, lakewide linkages between ... More


Geochemical Archives in Lake Deposits

Andrew S. Cohen

in Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195133530
eISBN:
9780197561577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195133530.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

As we saw in chapter 4, the isotopic, elemental, or molecular constituents of a lake and its sediments reflect both external chemical inputs and the lake’s internal biogeochemical cycles. Lake ... More


Paleoecological Archives in Lake Deposits 2: Records from Important Groups

Andrew S. Cohen

in Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195133530
eISBN:
9780197561577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195133530.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

The lacustrine fossil record comprises a mixture of endogenic fossils, such as cladocerans, derived from lakes, and exogenic fossils, such as insects or pollen, which are carried into lakes, by ... More


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