Hot River Landscape
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This is a landscape consisting of rivers with hot water. The hot river water mainly comes from thermal springs with large flow volumes or from the convergence of groups of small thermal springs along a valley. It is called a hot stream when the water flow is small and a hot river when the flow volume is large. Typical examples include the Quzhen Hot River in Zhag’yab County and Sobucha Hot River in Nagqu County, Tibet. Their flow volumes are more than 500 l/s. In Central America, the hot river in Ahuachapan has a water temperature of approximately 56 °C (Fig. 24).
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