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  • Study challenges widely accepted theory of Yellowstone formation

    Geology professor Lijun Liu used computer simulations to study the origins of the Yellowstone supervolcano.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Lijun Liu, call 217-300-0378; email

    The paper “The Role of a Mantle Plume in the Formation of Yellowstone Volcanism” is available online and from the News Bureau.