Botryoidal Spring facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBotryoidal Spring
|Location||Lower Geyser Basin,
Yellowstone National Park,
Teton County, Wyoming
|Elevation||7,335 feet (2,236 m)|
|Eruption height||10 feet (3.0 m)|
|Temperature||42.2 °C (108.0 °F)|
Botryoidal Spring is part of the White Creek Group, which includes A-0 Geyser and Spindle Geyser. As the name indicates, Botryoidal Spring was originally known as a hot spring. The term botryoidal refers to the subspherical, grape-like geyserite structures around the vent. In 1996, seismic activity resulted in the sparkling spring changing to an active geyser.
It erupts for about one minute. Intervals (= eruption start to eruption start) are 3 to 5 minutes. The fountain reaches a height of 10 feet (3 m).
Immediately after an eruption, the pool is quiet. With no warning, eruptions start with a broad, moderately noisy burst. Smaller bursting continues for less than a minute. Eruptions may start with a blue bubble, caused by a large steam bubble rising from below the water surface.
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