Yellowstone melting

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Well, some roads are melting. Parts of the park are being closed off.
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-yellowstone-melted-road-20140711-story.html
Extreme heat from surrounding thermal areas has created a hot spot in Yellowstone National Park, melting a portion of a road and causing temporary closures in the park during the peak summer tourist season.

The more than 3-mile-long Firehole Lake Drive, an offshoot of the park’s Grand Loop Road located between the Old Faithful geyser and Madison Junction, is closed because melting asphalt has turned it into a “soupy mess,” said park spokesman Dan Hottle.

Firehole Lake Drive provides access to two of the park’s many geysers and a spring--the Great Fountain Geyser, White Dome Geyser and Firehole Lake.

Yellowstone sits on top of the caldera of a super volcano, so temperature fluctuations like this are normal for the park, Hottle said. It is not uncommon for asphalt to become soft and sticky with oil that tires can get stuck in.​
 

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Influence of Solar Cycles on Earthquakes

Title:
Influence of Solar Cycles on Earthquakes
Authors:
Tavares, M.
Affiliation:
AA(Fisica, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Brazil; mariliadtavares@gmail.com)
Publication:
American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2011, abstract #NH33A-1552
Publication Date:
12/2011
Origin:
AGU
Keywords:
[1734] HISTORY OF GEOPHYSICS / Seismology, [7536] SOLAR PHYSICS, ASTROPHYSICS, AND ASTRONOMY / Solar activity cycle, [8123] TECTONOPHYSICS / Dynamics: seismotectonics, [4306] NATURAL HAZARDS / Multihazards
Bibliographic Code:
2011AGUFMNH33A1552T