Yellowstone's Thermal Springs - Pollution and Their Unique Coloration

December 23, 2014 3:23 AM

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It may not be easy to turn back the hands of time to see the effect humans have, but thanks to some creative mathematical modelling geologists have been able to make an accurate picture of one particular case. Published this week in the journal Applied Optics, Vol. 54, Issue 4., the researchers' study shows exactly how Yellowstone National Park's famous thermal springs looked decades ago, before tourism polluted the otherwise pristine pools.

It may not be easy to turn back the hands of time to see the effect humans have, but thanks to some creative mathematical modelling geologists have been able to make an accurate picture of one particular case. Published this week in the journal Applied Optics, Vol. 54, Issue 4., the researchers' stu...

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