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Hot days can trigger Yosemite rockfalls

After more than three years of monitoring the towering granite cliffs of Yosemite National Park, scientists have new insights into a potentially important mechanism that can trigger rockfalls in the park. Although many conditions ...

dateMar 29, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Can we predict when and where rock will fall?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Falling rock shatters the tranquillity of Yosemite National Park about every 10 days, and occasionally leads to fatalities. What forces trigger a rockfall? Are there precursor signals that one is imminent? ...

dateMay 18, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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