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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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Meeting face-to-face with El Capitan

Granitic rocks make up much of Earth's continental crust and many of the planet's most iconic landscapes. However, granite's formation is poorly understood because it happens tens of kilometers below the surface. In this ...

dateJul 23, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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