Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Old Faithful's Geothermal System Subject Of Upcoming Scientific Review

Scientists and managers are getting together in early June to review what we know and don't know about the geothermal system in the Old Faithful area.

A three day meeting on the subject is set for June 3-5 in Yellowstone National Park.

Panelists with a wide range of backgrounds and experience will share what is currently known about the area's hydrothermal systems and will discuss potential areas for future research.

The goal is to help current and future park managers understand how the hydrothermal system is influenced or impacted by human actions in the area to aid them in decisions about any potential infrastructure changes.

The panel discussions begin at 8:00 a.m. each day and are open to the public. Limited seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the second floor conference room of the Old Faithful Snow Lodge where the panel discussions will be held.

A draft agenda of the three day session is available online here. A summary report of the proceedings will be prepared and released online this fall.

The panel is funded through a grant from the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

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