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  2. top of the aat hierarchies
  3. Objects Facet
  4. Built Environment (hierarchy name)
  5. Settlements and Landscapes (hierarchy name)
  6. landscapes (environments)
  7. natural landscapes
  8. bodies of water (natural)
  9. bodies of freshwater
  10. [bodies of freshwater by biome]
  11. riverine bodies of water
  12. springs (bodies of water)
  13. hot springs
  14. geysers
Scope note
Hot springs that intermittently throw up jets of water and steam in a fountain-like column. Geysers result from the heating of groundwater by shallow bodies of magma; they are generally associated with areas that have been the site of volcanic activity in the past.
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024