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An objective list of one hundred most beautiful places on the earth should not miss the Yellowstone National Park . Opened since1872 by U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant, Yellowstone covers the territory of three states: Montana, Idaho and Wyoming and annually attracts millions of visitors. The Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming has around 500 or so of the world’s geysers. It is one of the most popular geysers clusters in the world.
The Geysers of Yellowstone
The geysers on the American land are grouped in pools located in the western half of the National Park "Yellowstone". These are Norris, West Thumb, Lower, Midway, and Upper geyser basins. Besides the Old Faithful Geyser, probably the most famous geyser in the world and in the park which collects a long list of original landscapes , carved in own yellow limestone is the Castle Geyser. And if you're lucky to visit you will be amazed to see one of the main attractions of the park – the Castle Geyser.
About the Castle Geyser
The Castle Geyser is a cone-like geyser in Yellowstone National Park , the United States . It is well- known for its particularly large cone, formed by deposits . These deposits have the form of a castle, hence the name.
When the geyser was named in 1870, the top of the cone looked like a typical castle with a keep, towers, battlements and parapets. The form was clear in the drawings of the time. It has changed since, due to the accumulation of the deposits in the successive eruptions. The Castle Geyser is probably the oldest geyser and the most unpredictable. Its age is estimated between 5000 and 15000. The explosion format has changed significantly in the historical period. Today the eruptions occur every 10 to 12 hours. The explosion takes about an hour or so. The water rises up to 27 meters in a 20-minute blast of water following the release of a vapor phase of 30 to 40 minutes. It is noisy, but especially beautiful. The eruptions of the geyser begin without warning. You can only determine them by the interval of the last eruption.
The Castle Geyser is a must-see world destination offering one of the most stunning views of the Yellowstone Park. The geysers’ volcanic area attracts millions of visitors each year. Being located not far from the Old Faithful Geyser, the Castle Geyser offers impressive sights and gives you a fantastic experience.
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Geysers are one of the manifestations of later stages of volcanism , and common areas of modern volcanic activity provided by hydrogeological conditions.
Being an intermittent hot water spring and vapor, volcanic, throwing water at regular intervals, to the sea lifting time form of a column, a geyser occurs if the activity of a volcano is at a late stage.
Large assets of geysers in the world are few , but they are of a rare beauty and fascination.
They are a pride and remarkable natural phenomena for the states where they are situated .
No matter what shape, cone-like or like fountains, geysers are rare as they need an almost perfect balance of heat and water conditions and the right rock and channeling.
Best spots of geysers in the world There are few best spots of geysers in the world.
There are only about a thousand geysers in the world situated on some major geothermal areas with geysers force on the Earth: Yellowstone Plateau in the U.
(where it is concentrated about half of all existing geysers), Iceland, New Zeeland( 58 geysers), Kamchatka, Chile, Papua New Guinea ( 38 active geysers), Indonesia( Sumatra Island – 17 geysers), Eastern Africa ( 6 geysers), China ( 10 geysers), Japan ( 4 geysers), Ethiopia and Kenya( very few).
Europeans first learned about the Icelandic geysers in the thirteenth century.
Yellowstone geysers were far from the civilized world until of the first decade of the nineteenth century.
John Colter ‘s stories were perceived as nonsense for too long time.
It took more than fifty years, unless specific expedition with the participation of artists and photographers convinced people of the existence of the world's largest geyser fields in the super-giant caldera of the dormant.
In 1872, Yellowstone geysers were under the protection of the world's first national park.
In 1850, a missionary from R.
Taylor became aware of the geysers in New Zealand.
It was only in 1941 that is only recently in historical terms, has been committed by one of the last great geographical discoveries on the planet.
Ustinova and the conductor Alexander Krupenin, apparently, were the first humans to set foot on the shore of the river called Geyser.
What threatens the geysers? How long do they live? In some parts of the world geothermal geysers are simply former constructions.
In the 19th century , New Zealand North Island had five major geyser fields, which erupted about 220 geysers, now it has only 58 geysers, some of them quite small.
The reasons for the disappearance of New Zealand's geysers are different : natural disasters (volcanic eruption of Tarawera, changes on the groundwater levels), the drilling for the construction of thermal power plants, flooding during the construction of hydroelectric power.
The most powerful geyser on the Earth , Waimangu existed in New Zealand from 1899 to 1904.
With each eruption, it threw about 800 tons of water and trapped many jet stones raised by half a kilometer high.
There are even cases of death, found themselves too close to the erupting from the giant.
But Waimangu stopped working due to the lower water levels in the nearby lake.
Geysers are valuable destinations in the world.
A fascinating circuit where you can live unforgettable moments is visiting spectacular attractions such as the mysterious geysers.
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