Magadi-Natron East African Ridge (Kajiado County, Kenya)

Ol Doinyo Lengai seen from Lake Natron.

Volcano: Magadi-Natron East African Ridge (see Magadi-Natron East African Ridge at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: The East African Rift (EAR) is the world's largest active continental rift, comprising distinct western and eastern sectors with a cumulative length of >3,000 km. Active volcanoes in the EAR significant amounts of CO2 are stored in large anoxic lakes.Fault systems dissecting active volcanic centres in the EAR (such as the Aluto complex, Ethiopia) have been shown to provide local pathways through which CO2-rich fluids are transported fromshallowly degassingmagma chambers.

Point of contact for this site:
Lee Hyunwoo, (1Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico)

Number of measurements: 2
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Magadi_010620141/6/2014 Emanuela Bagnato Oct. 4, 2016
Natron_010620141/6/2014 Emanuela Bagnato Oct. 4, 2016

Bibliographic references for this site

Lee Hyunwoo, James D. Muirhead, Tobias P. Fischer, Cynthia J. Ebinger, Simon A. Kattenhorn, Zachary D. Sharp and Gladys Kianji, 2016,Massive and prolonged deep carbon emissions associated with continental rifting, Nature Geoscience Letters, pp. 1-7, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2622

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