Monarch Geyser

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Monarch Geyser, active until early in the twentieth century, resumed eruptions in the mid 1990s. An earthquake may have caused its increased activity, but the change was shortlived. Today it quietly overflows.

*Taken from the NPS Norris Geyser Basin Trail Guide

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Latitude: 44.72429
Longitude: -110.7056
Survey Date: August 13, 1998

Geographic Area: Gibbon Canyon
Thermal Region: Norris Geyser Basin
Thermal Complex: Back Basin
Ranger District Contact: Norris District, Al Miller (307) 344-2501


Nordstrom, D. Kirk


The YNP metagenome project: environmental parameters responsible for microbial distribution in the Yellowstone geothermal ecosystem, Frontiers in Microbiology, 2013
Phylogenetic and functional analysis of metagenome sequence from high-temperature archaeal habitats demonstrate linkages between metabolic potential and geochemistry, Frontiers in Microbiology, 2013

Feature Data

Data Source Supplied By Sample Date Temp Vent Temp pH Cond Extended Data
Park 8/13/1998 81°C 0°C 5.17 2300 µS/cm No
USGS Nordstrom, D. Kirk 9/22/1999 84.8°C -- 4.5 1713 µS/cm Yes Details
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