Hot Spot Hypothesis -Topographic Develpment
suggested grade levels: 9-12
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Use what you know to come up with at least three lines of evidence that support the theory that the hot spot passed along the proposed course to its current position at Yellowstone (for example, the hot spot would be located in an area of high topography, and though there may be thick sediment accumulations in that area, drainage should occur radially away from it).
HINT: As the hot spot passes, the elevated volcanic plateau it created subsides, and through-going drainage systems may have been established in its wake.