[Geysers] Loud Steam Phases

JOChapple jochapple at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 31 19:01:44 PDT 2011


For Whistle Geyser, see references in Whittlesey, Yellowstone Place Names, p. 262.

Janet Chapple
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On Oct 31, 2011, at 5:48 PM, JEFFREY CROSS wrote:

> In assembling a list of geysers that have loud steam phases, I have wondered how far the sound of the steam phase carries.
> Previous posts on this list, together with literature sources, indicate that Steamboat is plainly audible at the Norris Campground (1.2 miles away), and that Giantess has been plainly audible at Riverside Geyser (0.9 miles away).  Similar figures can be obtained for other geysers.  However, I cannot find data for the following geysers:
> Bijou
> Catfish
> Atomizer
> Fantail
> Whistle
> Clepsydra (back vent)
> Ledge
> Dark Cavern
> Africa
> Union
> I ask if anyone has data, or can remember, how far away the steam phase of any one or several of the above geysers should be plainly audible?
> Thank you,
> Jeff Cross
> jeff.cross at utah.edu
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