Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03337
The dramatic travertine terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs in NW Yellowstone are formed by redeposition of dissolved limestone rock underlying the Mammoth area that is carried in solution in hot spring waters. Changes in hot spring passageways can produce very rapid changes in terrace morphology.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1984.
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