Comparing Hawaii And Yellowstone

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Hawaii and Yellowstone are two major places in the world that millions of people visit a year. But what the average person doesn't know is that they both have hot spots right underneath of them. A hot spot is a small area underground that is made up of very hot temperatures. It is basically a volcano under the ground right below your feet. This could be very life threatening to the world if the volcano does ever erupt. Hawaii and Yellowstone have several things that are similar and different between each other. The location of Hawaii and Yellowstone have more differences than similarities. First of all, both Yellowstone and Hawaii are located in the middle of a plate. Hawaii is located on the Pacific plate where as Yellowstone is located on the North American plate. In addition, they both have different crusts. Hawaii has oceanic crust which is thinner while Yellowstone has continental crust which is thicker. Also, both of these locations are on a hot spot. This means there is a small area or region with a relatively hot temperature in comparison to its surroundings. Tourism is a major source of money in both Hawaii and Yellowstone. "Nearly 3.4 million Americans have traveled to Hawaii in the year 2013" (Reid Wilson). Hawaii is visited by about 1.5 million people a year. Visitors spent more than 14 billion dollars in Hawaii, according…show more content…
Next for "Yellowstone in the summer the temperature is often in the 70's and occasionally it gets up to mid 80's" ("weather"). In the winter the temperatures often range from zero to 20 degrees fahrenheit. Spring and fall temperatures range from 30's to the 60's. Snowfall is very common while it sometimes snows 12 inches in a 24 hour period. As for Hawaii, it never gets snow on the ground; therefore it does on the tall volcanos and mountains. For the temperature it is usually tropical, and gets up to mid 90's and down to high

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