Yellowstone national park

  • IASbaba
  • March 6, 2023
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Environment & Ecology, Geography
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Context: Recently, Yellowstone celebrated its  151st anniversary.

About Yellowstone national park :

  • Yellowstone National Park is an American national park located in the western United States.

Salient features :

  • Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in the US and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world.
  • The park is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially the Old Faithful geyser, one of its most popular.
  • The subalpine forest is the most abundant.
  • It is part of the South-Central Rockies forests ecoregion.
  • The rivers of the Snake-Columbia basin, Green-Colorado basin, and Missouri River Basin all begin as snow on the Continental Divide as it weaves across Yellowstone’s peaks and plateaus.
  • Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-elevation lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcanic on the continent.
  • Caldera :

  • A large bowl-shaped volcanic depressionis more than one kilometre in diameter and rimmed by in facing scarps.
  • It is usually formed by the collapse of the top of a volcanic cone or group of cones because of the removal of the support formerly furnished by an underlying body of magma (molten rock).


Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following pairs: ( 2020)

River                                    Flows into

  1. Mekong –                   Andaman Sea
  2. Thames –                     Irish Sea
  3. Volga –                     Caspian Sea
  4. Zambezi –                  Indian Ocean

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 3 and 4 only
  4. 1,2 and 4 only

Q.2) Consider the following pairs: (2019)

Sea                   Bordering country

  1. Adriatic Sea : Albania
  2. Black Sea: Croatia
  3. Caspian Sea: Kazakhstan
  4. Mediterranean : Sea Morocco
  5. Red Sea:  Syria

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

  1. 1, 2, and 4 only
  2. 1, 3, and 4 only
  3. 2 and 5 only
  4. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


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