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Madison Myers

Madison Myers

Madison Myers is an assistant professor of igneous processes with the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in geological Sciences in 2017.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River

Huckleberry Ridge, Henrys Fork eruptions get attention. But these Yellowstone tuffs need love, too.

By: and - July 28, 2022

Over the past 2.1 million years, there have been three very large explosive eruptions from the Yellowstone volcanic system that formed calderas — the Huckleberry Ridge eruption 2.1 million years ago, the Henrys Fork eruption 1.3 million years ago and the Yellowstone eruption 631,000 years ago. These eruptions each left a thick deposit of ash […]

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Yellowstone National Park petrified trees

Yellowstone, known for thermal features and wildlife, has a secret: fossils rivaling other parks

By: and - June 8, 2022

The thermal features and “charismatic megafauna” of Yellowstone are more than enough to draw crowds from all over the world, with the park seeing over 4 million visitors in 2021. But Yellowstone has a secret that very few visitors are even aware of: Yellowstone has fossils. Enough to rival other national parks that are renowned […]