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Geysers

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Geysers:
A type of hot spring that intermittently erupts a column of hot water and steam into the air.
Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle


Beehive Geyser in Yellowstone National Park(reference: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanenglish/2824228526/)

Geysers occur where geothermally heated waters develop pressure near surface conduits. When the pressure passes a certain threshold the water erupts at the surface, often in tall bursts. Half of the world’s geysers occur in Yellowstone National Park.


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Geothermal
Resource
Area
Geothermal
Region
Control
Structure
Host
Rock
Age
Host
Rock
Lithology
Mean
Capacity
Mean
Reservoir
Temp
Geysers Geothermal Area Holocene Magmatic Pull-Apart in Strike-Slip Fault Zone Mesozoic metamorphosed sandstone 1,585 MW1,585,000 kW
1,585,000,000 W
1,585,000,000,000 mW
1.585 GW
0.00159 TW
551.15 K278 °C
532.4 °F
992.07 °R
Husavik (Hveravellir) Geothermal Area Mid Atlantic Ridge Basalt 2 MW2,000 kW
2,000,000 W
2,000,000,000 mW
0.002 GW
2.0e-6 TW
395.15 K122 °C
251.6 °F
711.27 °R
Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area Walker-Lane Transition Zone Displacement Transfer Zone Quaternary Bishop Tuff, Metamorphic Basement 38 MW38,000 kW
38,000,000 W
38,000,000,000 mW
0.038 GW
3.8e-5 TW
513.15 K240 °C
464 °F
923.67 °R
Steamboat Springs Geothermal Area Walker-Lane Transition Zone Fault Intersection 1- Cretaceous; 2- Pliocene-Pleistocene 1- granodiorite; 2- basaltic andesite 147 MW147,000 kW
147,000,000 W
147,000,000,000 mW
0.147 GW
1.47e-4 TW
483.15 K210 °C
410 °F
869.67 °R

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