Comet Geyser

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Comet Geyser
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Comet Geyser
Location Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Teton County, Wyoming
Coordinates 44°28′13″N 110°50′40″W / 44.4701823°N 110.8444003°W / 44.4701823; -110.8444003Coordinates: 44°28′13″N 110°50′40″W / 44.4701823°N 110.8444003°W / 44.4701823; -110.8444003[1]
Elevation 7,336 feet (2,236 m)
Type Cone geyser
Eruption height < 6 feet (1.8 m) [1]
Duration Constant
Temperature 88.5 °C (191.3 °F) [1]

Comet Geyser is a geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in the United States.

Comet Geyser is part of the Daisy Group which includes Daisy Geyser, Splendid Geyser and Brilliant Pool. As opposed to the other features in this group, Comet erupts almost continuously. Every few minutes it surges to a height of 6 feet (1.8 m).[2] This constant eruption has led to it having the biggest sinter cone of any of the geysers in this group.[3]

Comet might be interconnected with Daisy and Splendid Geysers, albeit to a lesser degree than Brilliant Pool. After an eruption of Splendid and sometimes after Daisy, the action of Comet slows but quickly returns to its normal level.[2]

Comet Geyser was named by the Hague Party in 1904.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Comet Geyser". Yellowstone Geothermal Features Database. Montana State University. 
  2. ^ a b "Comet Geyser". Geyser Observation and Study Association (GOSA). 
  3. ^ "Comet Geyser". Old Faithful Area Tour. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ Bauer, Clyde Max (1947). Yellowstone Geysers. Yellowstone Park, Wyoming: Haynes. OCLC 1517713.