Vent Geyser

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Vent Geyser
Grand and vent geysers.jpg
Grand, Turban and Vent Geysers. Vent Geyser is the smaller fountain at the far left
Location Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Teton County, Wyoming
Coordinates 44°28′01″N 110°50′14″W / 44.4668773°N 110.8371557°W / 44.4668773; -110.8371557Coordinates: 44°28′01″N 110°50′14″W / 44.4668773°N 110.8371557°W / 44.4668773; -110.8371557[1]
Elevation 7,346 feet (2,239 m) [2]
Type Cone geyser
Temperature 79.9 °C (175.8 °F) [1]

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

Vent Geyser belongs to the Grand Group (or Grand Geyser Complex), and its eruption is tied to Grand Geyser. Normally, it erupts immediately after Grand and continues to erupt intermittently for about an hour afterward along with Turban Geyser. On rare occasions, it has erupted before Grand or completely by itself. Its fountain reaches a height of 75 feet (23 m) initially then subsides to 20 to 40 feet (6–12 m). At times, it is not possible to see Vent erupting through the steam and spray of Grand Geyser.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vent Geyser". Yellowstone Geothermal Features Database. Montana State University. 
  2. ^ "Vent Geyser". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ "Grand Group". Geyser Observation and Study Association. Archived from the original on 2005-09-07.