Furnas do Enxofre fumarolic field (Azores, Portugal)

Gaseous manifestations at Furnas do Enxofre fumarolic field, Terceira Island (Image credits: José Maria Oliveira).

Volcano: Furnas (see Furnas at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: Permanent fumarolic activity inside a huge cave located in the only caldera of the island, whose origin is related to the collapse phase and drainage of a lava lake in the interior of the caldera.

Point of contact for this site:
Fatima Viveiros, Maria.FB.Viveiros@azores.gov.pt (Centro de Vulcanologia e Avaliação de Riscos Geológicos Universidade dos Açores )

No measurements available for this site.

Bibliographic references for this site

Ferreira, T., Gaspar, J.L., Viveiros, F., Marcos, M., Faria, C., Sousa, F., 2005,Monitoring of fumarole discharge and CO2 soil degassing in the Azores: contribution to volcanic surveillance and public health risk assessment, Annals of Geophysics, vol.48, n.4/5, pp. 787-796, DOI: 10.4401/ag-3234

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