Scientists Create Model That Can Reveal Colors of Hot Springs at Yellowstone National Park

December 22, 2014 11:07 AM

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Scientists Create Model That Can Reveal Colors of Hot Springs at Yellowstone National Park

Scientists from the Montana State University and the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany have developed a simple mathematical model that can help reveal the colors of hot springs at Yellowstone National Park. The findings of the study were published in the journal Applied Optics.

Scientists since long know the basic physical phenomena that create colors of the hot spring pools. According to them, those colors exist due to interplay between the underwater vents and the lawns of bacteria.

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