Kōrero: Life in hot springs

Sinter growth covering vegetation

Sinter growth covering vegetation

When hot geothermal water reaches the surface, it cools rapidly and deposits dissolved silica as sinter. This fine-grained silica will coat any surface, and is shown here growing over vegetation at Waimangu, south of Rotorua. If these deposits continue for several years, a sinter terrace will gradually build up.

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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bruce Mountain, 'Life in hot springs - Sinter', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6469/sinter-growth-covering-vegetation (accessed 9 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Bruce Mountain, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006