The Danger That Lurks Beneath
The Basin and Range Province includes volcanoes, lava domes, lava fields and ancient calderas.
Mammoth Mountain is a large lava dome complex that was formed in a series of eruptions that ended 57,000 years ago. It is located in eastern California and is home to a popular ski area.
Does the carbon dioxide gas (CO2) being released mean the volcano is likely to erupt soon?
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Mammoth Tree Kill
High carbon dioxide levels are killing trees around Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Tree Kill
Tree Kill aerial view