Kōrero: Hot springs, mud pools and geysers

A geothermal system

A geothermal system

This cross-section shows the main features of a typical geothermal system in the Taupō Volcanic Zone. Circulating groundwater is heated by a buried volcanic source, and rises to the surface as a column of hot water.

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Carol Stewart, 'Hot springs, mud pools and geysers - Unique geothermal fields', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/diagram/6476/a-geothermal-system (accessed 14 October 2019)

Story by Carol Stewart, published 12 Jun 2006