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Boiling Springs in the Southwest China

  • Zhijie Liao
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Part of the Springer Hydrogeology book series (SPRINGERHYDRO)

Abstract

This chapter describes varied and colorful 77 boiling springs in great detail. The types of geothermal manifestation include geysers, hydrothermal exploration, fumaroles, steaming ground, silica sinter, travertine, hot water lake, and intense hydrothermal alteration, and so on. Daggy, Capu in Tibet, and Caluparseng Qumig in Sichuan are three famous geysers. The strongest hydrothermal exploration took place at Qucain Lungba (Qubug) of Burang County in Tibet. The Yangbajain geothermal field and The Rehai geothermal field are the biggest high-temperature hydrothermal convective systems in southwestern China.

Keywords

Boiling spring Geysers Hydrothermal exploration Fumaroles Geothermal field 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Geothermal AssociationBeijingChina

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