Yellowstone's thermal springs facing change in color due to tourist activity

December 21, 2014 4:51 PM

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Researchers from the Montana State University had collaborated with the researchers from the University of Applied Sciences in Germany to study the type of effect that tourism can have on our natural environment.

With the help of a simple mathematical model, the original colors of Yellowstone National Park’s hot spring pools were rebuilt by the researchers. The mathematical model made use of optical measurements to study the effect of physical and chemical substances on the spring pools.

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