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FOUNDATIONS FOR A GEOBIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MUDPOTS IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

@inproceedings{Dahlquist2017FOUNDATIONSFA,
  title={FOUNDATIONS FOR A GEOBIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MUDPOTS IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK},
  author={G. Dahlquist},
  year={2017}
}
Mudpots are acidic, turbid thermal features formed by the argillic or sericitic alteration of rock with enough fluid to create a viscous feature. Prior to this research, the combination of interdisciplinary sampling for geochemistry, mineralogy, and microbiology of rhyolite hosted mudpots, particularly in chemically distinct subregions of an area, remained largely unavailable. This work discusses mudpots and nearby hot springs sampled in Yellowstone National Park (YNP) in July 2016 and the… Expand
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Geologic legacy spanning >90 years explains unique Yellowstone hot spring geochemistry and biodiversity.
TLDR
The recent geologic history of a well-studied hydrothermal system in Yellowstone National Park is examined to show that its legacy of geologic change led to the development of an unusual sulfur-rich, anoxic chemical environment that supports a unique archaeal-dominated microbiome. Expand