Study shows temperatures rising in Yellowstone Lake vents
Last updated 10/28/2016 at 7:55pm
BILLINGS (AP) — Scientists say the amount of heat coming from Yellowstone Lake appears to be much higher than previously thought.
Rob Sohn with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is leading a $5 million study of the lake. He says his team has used an underwater remote vehicle to measure “ginormous” amounts of heat flowing out of hydrothermal vents from the lake floor.
Researchers are trying to gain a better understanding of how the lake’s hydrothermal system has responded to geological events and changing climate.
The last time similar measurements were taken in Yellowstone...