Lion Geyser

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Lion Geyser
LionGeyser-Jones1987.jpg
Eruption, 1987
Location Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Teton County, Wyoming
Coordinates 44°27′50″N 110°49′51″W / 44.4640243°N 110.8309603°W / 44.4640243; -110.8309603Coordinates: 44°27′50″N 110°49′51″W / 44.4640243°N 110.8309603°W / 44.4640243; -110.8309603[1]
Elevation 7,405 feet (2,257 m) [2]
Type Cone geyser
Eruption height 90 feet (27 m)
Duration 7 minutes
Temperature 92.1 °C (197.8 °F) [1]

Lion Geyser is a cone-type geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in the United States. It is located in the Geyser Hill complex.[3]

It was named for the roaring sound of steam releasing during an eruption.[4] Eruptions can reach 90 feet (27 m) and last from 1 to 7 minutes. Lion is the largest of the Lion Group which includes Little Cub Geyser and the currently inactive Big Cub and Lioness geysers.[5]

Images of Lion Geyser
Eruption, 1967 
Lion Geyser behind Heart Spring 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lion Geyser". Yellowstone Geothermal Features Database. Montana State University. 
  2. ^ "Lion Geyser". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ "Geyser Hill". Geyser Observation and Study Association. 
  4. ^ "Lion Geyser". Geyser Observation and Study Association. http://www.geyserstudy.org/geyser.aspx?pGeyserNo=LION.
  5. ^ "Lion Group of Geysers". National Park Service.