A hot spring is a spring that is produced by the emergenceof geothermally heated groundwater from the Earths crust. There are geothermal hot springs all over the Earth. One ofthe most known emergencies are called Geysers
In this image we can see howinfiltrated rain water is heated by themagma located below
Aquae Sulis was the roman name of Bath. Romans built a temple in the place where there was a hot spring, which become the most important place here. It was also known as Aquae Calide
The temple was constructedin 60-70 AD and the bathingcomplex was gradually builtup over the next 300 years. ]The Anglo-Saxon Chroniclesuggests the original Romanbaths were destroyed in the6th century.
This is the pool where water bubbles up from the ground at Bath
How the hot springs form at Bath•The water fells as rain on thenearby Mendip Hills.• It percolates down throughlimestone aquifers to a depth ofbetween 2-4 km where geothermalenergy raises the watertemperature.• Under pressure, the heated waterrises to the surface along fissuresand faults• Hot water at a temperature of 46°C rises here at the rate of 1 millionlitres every day.
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