Wai-O-Tapu and Champagne Pool, New Zealand

Wai-O-Tapu and Champagne Pool, New Zealand

Description: Champagne Pool is a prominent geothermal feature within the Wai-O-Tapu geothermal area in the Bay of Plenty. The name Champagne Pool is derived from the abundant efflux of carbon dioxide (CO2), similar to a glass of bubbling champagne. The hot spring was formed 900 years ago by a hydrothermal eruption, which makes it in geological terms a relatively young system. Its crater is around 65 m in diameter with a maximum depth of approximately 62 m and is filled with an estimated volume of 50,000 m3 of geothermal fluid. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Keywords: New Zealand, Waiotapu, geothermal, Champagne Pool, Wai-O-Tapu, hot spring, water, Bay of Plenty

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