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Yellowstone Upper Basin Geyser binary eruption data (April 2007- October 2008; revised)

Cite this dataset

Thompson, Peter; Staniczenko, Phillip; Fagan, William (2024). Yellowstone Upper Basin Geyser binary eruption data (April 2007- October 2008; revised) [Dataset]. Dryad. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.s1rn8pkbv

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.

README: Yellowstone Upper Basin Geyser Binary Eruption Data (April 2007- October 2008; revised)

https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.s1rn8pkbv

Description of the data and file structure

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

This database contains 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. The data are all contained in one CSV file where each row represents a time and each column represents a geyser. Geysers are abbreviated as follows:

  • BE: Beehive
  • CA: Castle
  • DE: Depression
  • DO: Dome
  • GR: Grand
  • LN: Lion
  • LS: Little Squirt
  • OF: Old Faithful
  • PT: Plate
  • PM: Plume

Code/Software

The code used to analyze these data are accessible via the Supplementary Information of the published research article associated with this dataset (DOI: 10.1029/2021JB023749).

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.

Funding

University System of Maryland