Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Atmosphere, Oceans, and Climate

Yellowstone's Old Faithful Geyser Shut Down by a Severe 13th Century Drought

photo: Shaul Hurwitz/USGS

Climate change could affect famous Yellowstone geyser, Old Faithful, as paper co-authoured by EPS Chair Michael Manga shows severe drought ~800 years ago dried it up.

For more coverage:

Read article by Inside Science, Around 800 Years Ago, Yellowstone's Old Faithful Stopped Erupting

Read article by Science, Drought once shut down Old Faithful—and might again

Read article by Nature, Famed geyser Old Faithful went quiet in drought’s grip

Watch video by Weather Channel, Could Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Dry Up? Say It Isn’t So