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Yellowstone Upper Basin Geyser Binary Eruption Data (April 2007- October 2008)

Citation

Thompson, Peter; Staniczenko, Phillip; Fagan, William (2019), Yellowstone Upper Basin Geyser Binary Eruption Data (April 2007- October 2008), Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.n5tb2rbrm

Abstract

Binary eruption data for 10 Geysers (Beehive, Castle, Depression, Dome, Grand, Lion, Little Squirt, Old Faithful, Plate, and Plume) over 19 consecutive months (April 2007- October 2008) at a sampling interval of 6 minutes. 

Methods

Geyser eruptions were monitored using sensors that record temperature in outflow channels. Temperature data was mapped to binary (1/0) time series, with ones indicating an eruption. Eruptions were characterized by a rapid, short increase in temperature (typically temperature peaks above 50°C, implemented using Python's peakutils function). To minimize false positive eruptions in the temperature records, we relied on an independent observation-based dataset consisting of IBE assessments from collocated temperature sensors deployed by GOSA to specify a minimum distance between temperature peaks for each geyser.