Poás (Alajuela Province, Costa Rica)

Poas volcano, Costa Rica

Volcano: Poas (see Poas at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Volcanic Plume
Description: The Poás Volcano, (Spanish: Volcán Poás), is an active 2,708-metre (8,885 ft) stratovolcano in central Costa Rica. It has erupted 39 times since 1828. It was showing intense degassing in mid-April 2013 from a fumarole field between the shore of the crater lake and the dome. The fumaroles of the dome, which had started a new heating cycle in early 2013, had a temperature of ∼500◦C.

Point of contact for this site:
Alessandro Aiuppa, alessandro.aiuppa@unipa.it (DiSTeM, University of Palermo)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Poás_1604201316/4/2013 Emanuela Bagnato Nov. 13, 2016

Bibliographic references for this site

Aiuppa, A., P.Robidoux, G.Tamburello, V.Conde, B.Galle, G.Avard, E.Bagnato, J.M.DeMoor, M.Martínez, A.Muñóz, 2014,Gas measurements from the Costa Rica–Nicaragua volcanic segment suggest possible along-arc variations in volcanic gas chemistry, Earth andPlanetaryScienceLetters, vol.407, pp. 134–147, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2014.09.041

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