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Meeting in Yellowstone to share data on Old Faithful
Geologists know a lot about how Old Faithful and other Yellowstone geysers work, but the underground geothermal is not fully understood. National Park Service

Meeting in Yellowstone to share data on Old Faithful

May 29, 2013 - The Associated Press

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Scientists and others will gather in Yellowstone National Park for three days next week to discuss what they know about the geothermal system in the Old Faithful area.

The meeting will take place next Monday through Wednesday at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge, and will be open to the public.

Scientists and park managers will review everything they know and still don't know about the complex system of geysers and hot springs.

Park officials say the goal is to help inform any future decisions that involve changing the infrastructure in the Old Faithful area.

Yellowstone encompasses the largest concentration of geysers known to exist on Earth. They geothermal features of the region were the primary impetus for creating the nation's first national park in 1872.

Old Faithful is the park's most-famous feature, so named for its regular eruptions observed 12-15 times a days for nearly 200 years.

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