Washington, August 28: Geologists have found that the molten plumes of material beneath the Yellowstone National Park in the US are cooler than expected.
The geysers of Yellowstone National Park owe their existence to the “Yellowstone hotspot” - a region of molten rock buried deep beneath the region.
But, to find out what is causing the “hotspot”, Derek Schutt of Colorado State University and Ken Dueker of the University of Wyoming took its temperature.
“Yellowstone is located atop of one of the few large volcanic hotspots on Earth,” said Schutt. “But, though the hot material is a volcanic plume, it’s cooler than others of its kind, such as one in Hawaii,” he added.