Maccalube di Aragona (Sicily, Italy)

Aragona maccalube

Type: Bubbling Water
Description: The area is located less than 2 km south respect the homonym inhabited center, in Agrigento province. The manifestations have a mean altitude of s 265m a.s.l. and consist in a field of mud volcanoes (with an heigth ranging from few centimetres to half a meter) and some bubbling pools with a maximum diameter of 3.5m, covering an area of 1.4km2

Point of contact for this site:
Mariano Valenza, (University of Palermo, DiSTeM)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Maccalube di Aragona_060520016/5/2001 Emanuela Bagnato Oct. 19, 2014

Bibliographic references for this site

Etiope G., A. Caracausi, R. Favara, F. Italiano, C. Baciu, 2002,Methane emission from the mud volcanoes of Sicily (Italy), Geophysical Research Letters, vol.29, n.8, DOI: 10.1029/2001GL014340

Favara, R., C. Gioia, F. Grassa, S. Inguaggiato, F. Proietto, and M. Valenza , 2001,Studio geochimico delle manifestazioni fluide presenti nell’area della riserva naturale integrale "Maccalube di Aragona, Nat, Siciliano, vol.25, pp. 137– 154

Grassa F., Capasso G., Favara R., Inguaggiato S., Faber E. and Valenza M. , 2004,Molecular and isotopic composition of free hydrocarbon gases from Sicily, Italy, Geophysical Research Letters, vol.31, n.6, DOI: 10.1029/2003GL019362

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