Hydrology And Land Surface Studies
Variability in geyser eruptive timing and its causes: Yellowstone National Park
Article first published online: 25 SEP 2003
Copyright 2003 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 30, Issue 18, September 2003
How to Cite
2003), Variability in geyser eruptive timing and its causes: Yellowstone National Park, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 1953, doi:10.1029/2003GL017853, 18., , , and (
- Issue published online: 25 SEP 2003
- Article first published online: 25 SEP 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 AUG 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 14 JUL 2003
- Manuscript Received: 28 MAY 2003
 Field data from Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone, indicate that geyser frequency is less sensitive to elastic deformation than might be surmised from a review of the literature. Earth-tide influences are not identifiable in any of the geysers we monitored. Though atmospheric-pressure influences are observed, only long-period variations on the order of 5 mBars or greater seem to influence geyser frequency. Long-distance interconnections between geysers are common and add to the difficulty of identifying strain influences. Additional variations in geyser periodicity may be governed by the internal dynamics of the geysers rather than external influences.