Assembly and Eruption of the Huckleberry Ridge Tuff, Yellowstone
Yellowstone has been the home to not one, but three large-volume explosive eruptions, two of which classifying as supereruptions (>1000 km3)! The first and largest one is called the 2.1 Ma Huckleberry Ridge tuff, with deposits that spread up the Madison Valley, and down to Idaho Falls. This talk will go into how this magma was configured prior to the eruption (spoiler: separate pods rather than large connected volume of material!) and discuss how the timing of the eruption can be teased out through geochemical techniques and field geology.
Myers, Madison, "Assembly and Eruption of the Huckleberry Ridge Tuff, Yellowstone" (2019). Public Lecture Series. 157.