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Photos taken over time from set photo points can help to increase understanding of terrace formation and concretely map the movement of microbial communities. Now, and in the future, researchers can use these high quality photos to help answer questions about things such as microbial mat migration, possible shifts in water flow, and formation of terracing through travertine precipitation/deposition. In the meantime, visitors and students will have access to these photos and can compare visible changes themselves.
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Curriculum and Instruction | Geology | Science and Mathematics Education
Houseal, Ana K., "Student Experience 04: Mammoth Hot Springs Photo Points" (2009). Expedition: Yellowstone! STaRRS Curriculum Materials. 16.