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The thermal springs of Bath


Geochemical and hydrogeological evidence shows that the thermal springs at Bath originate from the Mendip Hills. A maximum subsurface temperature of 80±16 °C is attained during circulation to between 2.7 and 4.3 km within the Carboniferous Limestone. The residence time of the bulk of the water is <10,000 yr.

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Andrews, J., Burgess, W., Edmunds, W. et al. The thermal springs of Bath. Nature 298, 339–343 (1982).

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