Geyser

By: Sofía Echeverry.

What are the main characteristics of the ecosystem?

A geyser is a spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accompanied by a vapour phase (steam).

The formation of geysers is due to particular hydrogeological conditions, which exist in only a few places on Earth, so they are a fairly rare phenomenon. Generally all geyser field sites are located near active volcanic areas, and the geyser effect is due to the proximity of magma. Generally, surface water works its way down to an average depth of around 2,000 meters (6,600 ft) where it contacts hot rocks. The resultant boiling of the pressurized water results in the geyser effect of hot water and steam spraying out of the geyser's surface vent (a hydrothermal explosion).

What are the conditions of the abiotic factors?

Temperature, rocks, water, pressure, sunlight, air & wind.

Geysers around the world.

Examples of biotic factors of each ecosystem. Food webs.

There's no biotic factors, consequently no food web.

Human impact on Geysers.

People have also been known to intentionally destroy geysers through vandalism, throwing trash and debris into a geyser's opening and blocking its plumbing system. It's somewhat ironic, then, that man has also gone to great lengths to create "artificial" geysers by digging wells that tap into a geothermal heat source. While that type of geyser has a man-made plumbing system, its eruptions are driven by the same forces that power its natural counterparts. People have also put a lot of energy into repairing natural geysers, as in the case of Iceland's Strokkur Geyser.
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Ways to protect these ecosystem.

  • Not contaminating them.
  • Not throwing trash into them.
  • Don't blocking them.