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Special Event: The Yellowstone Supervolcano: Past, Present and Future
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Albuquerque, NM
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Special Event: The Yellowstone Supervolcano: Past, Present and Future
Join Dr. Robert B. Smith as he discusses the Yellowstone "hotspot" in a plate tectonic framework, including its earthquakes, faults, volcanoes, and crustal magma chamber. This is a unique opportunity to hear from the world's leading expert on the dynamics of the Yellowstone hotspot volcano and earthquake system, and how it works.  Dr. Smith will show the most recent seismic imaging of the Yellowstone mantle plume, the ground movements of the Yellowstone caldera as measured by sensitive GPS devices, and discuss the probabilities of future earthquakes and eruptions.

Dr. Robert B. Smith is considered the world's leading expert on the geology and geophysics of the Yellowstone-Teton area. He was the Founding Scientist for the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory and has served on dozens of national science committees.  He has won numerous awards throughout his distinguished career and made presentations to Congress regarding the Yellowstone hotspot and the advancement of science in America.  He has published approximately 500 refereed scientific papers, abstracts, and books. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Utah State University and Ph.D. from the University of Utah. He has been a visiting Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University, England. He is currently a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Utah.

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science reserves the right to cancel any event that does not reach a minimum of 6 participants.



New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
United States


Education > Classes
Other > Family-Friendly

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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