Topographic Develpment & The Hot Spot
suggested grade levels: 9-12
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Answer the following questions:
1. What is the Continental Divide? How is it related to the Yellowstone Hot Spot?
2. Approximately when did the Snake River Plain begin to develop? Where was the Hot Spot?
3. About how fast is the Hot Spot migrating? In what direction?
4. What tectonic plate is moving over the Hot Spot? In what direction?