Geothermal Resources

National Park Service

This National Park Service web page provides a summary of the geothermal resources in Yellowstone National Park, which is home to the largest geyser field in the world. The page describes the ways in which these features are vulnerable and discusses the potential for geothermal energy development outside the park. A summary of legislative restrictions on geothermal development around Yellowstone is also presented.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Groundwater , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Environmental Policy:
Topics: Hydrosphere/CryosphereGroundwater
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Public Policy, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science