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Carry On Icelandic: Culture [selections] (2004)

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Geysir

Geysir

Geysir er goshver į miklu jaršhitasvęši ķ Haukadal ķ Įrnessżslu. Gos ķ honum geta nįš 70-80 metra hęš og stašiš lengst ķ um 10 mķnśtur. Hverinn og nįgrenni hans eru frišlżst.

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Geysir ķ Haukadal (Geysir in Haukadalur).

Talaš er um aš ef vatnsborš Geysis yrši lękkaš um hįlfan metra gęti hann gosiš einu sinni til tvisvar į sólarhring. Yrši žaš lękkaš um tvo metra gęti hann gosiš į hįlftķma til klukkutķma fresti, įtta til tķu metra ķ loft upp.

Vķsindamenn telja brżnt aš gera frekari rannsóknir į hverasvęšinu įšur en teknar eru įkvaršanir um hugsanleg inngrip.

Hiš alžjóšlega hugtak geysir er dregiš af nafni hans.

Geysir

Geysir is a geyser in an area of great geothermal activity in Haukadalur in the Įrnessżsla district. It can shoot water up to 70-80 metres high and spurt for up to 10 minutes at a time. The hot springs and area around it are protected.

It is thought that if Geysir's water level was lowered by half a metre, it might spurt one to two times in every twenty-four cycle. If it were lowered by about two metres, the geyser could spurt at half-hour to one-hour intervals and from eight to ten metres into the air.

Scientist are urging that more research into the geothermal area be undertaken before any decisions about possible interference with the geyser are taken.

The international term, geyser, is derived from Geysir's name.

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