Etna Pescherìa (Sicily, Italy)

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Volcano: Etna (see Etna at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: Soil diffuse emission with high CO2 concentrations and salt deposition in the subsurface, causing poor plant growth and evenabsence of vegetation. Although no mud volcanoes are present in this area, some traces of sporadic emission of salty waters were observed in the past.

Point of contact for this site:
Salvatore Giammanco, (INGV, Catania)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Etna Pescherìa_092005None/9/2005 Emanuela Bagnato Dec. 2, 2013

Bibliographic references for this site

Giammanco, S., Parello, F., Gambardella, B., Schifano, R., Pizzullo, S., Galante, G., 2007,Focused and diffuse effluxes of CO2 from mud volcanoes and mofettes south of Mt. Etna (Italy), Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, vol.165, n.n.d., pp. 46-63, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.04.010

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