• A bull elk bugles in Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Anatomy of a Hot Spring

Illustration of a hot spring.
A Hot Spring
 
At times, fierce, boiling waters within a hot spring (such as Crested Pool) can explode, shooting water into the air, acting much like a geyser. It is believed, however, that in the case of Crested Pool, no constrictions block the flow of water to the surface. The spring's wide mouth and 42-foot depth provide a natural conduit for superheated water to circulate continuously to the surface.

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Climate is one of the primary drivers of the physical and ecological processes that determine the distribution, structure, and function of ecosystems.