Daisy Geyser

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Daisy Geyser
Daisy Geyser erupting in Yellowstone National Park edit.jpg
Daisy Geyser during an eruption
Name origin Hague Geological Surveys, 1880s
Location Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Teton County, Wyoming
Coordinates 44°28′12″N 110°50′42″W / 44.4699327°N 110.8449336°W / 44.4699327; -110.8449336Coordinates: 44°28′12″N 110°50′42″W / 44.4699327°N 110.8449336°W / 44.4699327; -110.8449336[1]
Elevation 7,339 feet (2,237 m) [2]
Type Cone geyser
Eruption height 60-75 feet
Frequency 120 to over 200 minutes
Duration 3-4 minutes
Temperature 84.5 °C (184.1 °F) [1]
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Map of Upper Geyser Basin

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

Daisy Geyser is part of the Daisy Group. It was named prior to 1890 by the Hague Party.[3] It erupts every 110 to 240 minutes for a period of 3 to 5 minutes and is one of the most predictable geysers in the park. Its fountain erupts at an angle to the ground and reaches a height of 75 feet (23 m).[4] The interval between eruptions can be temporarily altered by an eruption of nearby Splendid Geyser. To a smaller degree, Brilliant Pool and Comet Geyser are influenced by Splendid and Daisy.[5]

Daisy Geyser was one of the Yellowstone geysers that had its eruption interval disrupted by the 2002 Denali earthquake, in Alaska. Immediately after the quake, the interval rapidly decreased but returned to previous intervals over the course of a few weeks.[6]

Images of Daisy Geyser
Mouth of the Daisy Geyser 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Daisy Geyser". Yellowstone Geothermal Features Database. Montana State University. 
  2. ^ "Daisy Geyser". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ Bauer, Clyde Max (1947). Yellowstone Geysers. Yellowstone Park, Wyoming: Haynes. OCLC 1517713. 
  4. ^ "Daisy Geyser". Predicting Geysers. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "Daisy Geyser". The Geyser Observation and Study Association. 
  6. ^ Husen S, Taylor R, Smith RB, Healser H (2004). "Changes in geyser eruption behavior and remotely triggered seismicity in Yellowstone National Park produced by the 2002 M 7.9 Denali fault earthquake, Alaska". Geology 32 (6): 537–540. doi:10.1130/G20381.1.