Etna Torre del Filosofo (Sicilia, Italy)

View of Mt. Etna's summit craters from Torre del Filosofo (Image credits: Emanuela Bagnato).

Volcano: Etna (see Etna at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: Torre del Filosofo is located in the southern part of Mt Etna volcano, at about 2900 mt of altitude. The legend tales that this site is the place where Empedocles threw himself into the crater of fire '"Etna Burning."

Point of contact for this site:
Alessandro Aiuppa, (DiSTeM, University of Palermo)
Salvatore Giammanco, (INGV, Catania)
Giuseppe Salerno, (INGV, Catania)
Giancarlo Tamburello, (DiSTeM, University of Palermo)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Etna TDF_112008None/11/2008 Emanuela Bagnato Dec. 2, 2013

Bibliographic references for this site

Melian, G., Hernandez, P., Sortino, F., Giammanco, Barrancos, J., Lopez, M., S., Perez, N. , 2009,Diffuse and Visible Emission of CO2 from Etna Volcano, Italy, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting abstract , vol. #V21D-202, n.n.a., pp. n.a.

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