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  • Heat from below Pacific Ocean fuels Yellowstone, study finds

    From left, geology graduate students Jiashun Hu and Quan Zhou and professor Lijun Liu challenge traditional theories about western U.S. volcanism with new evidence from supercomputer modeling.

    From left, geology graduate students Jiashun Hu and Quan Zhou and professor Lijun Liu challenge traditional theories about western U.S. volcanism with new evidence from supercomputer modeling. 

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Lijun Liu, call 217-300-0378; ljliu@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Western U.S. volcanism due to intruding oceanic mantle driven by

    ancient Farallon slabs” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1038/s41561-017-0035-y