Karapiti (Waikato, New Zealand)

Karapiti steaming ground, Wairakei, New Zealand.

Volcano: Karapiti (see Karapiti at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: Geothermal gas emissions from the Karapiti steaming ground area have been monitored since 1960 to assess the response of large manifestations to the development of the Wairakei reservoir.Heat flux measurements across the Karapiti area during the last few years have shown that practically all visible steam is discharged by fumaroles and steam vents (c. 41 kg/s, transferring c. 107 MW); a smaller proportion is discharged by diffuse emission (c. 27.5 kg transferring c. 69 MW) across the 0.35 km2 steaming ground area.

Point of contact for this site:
Cynthia Werner, cwerner@usgs.gov (U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Volcano Observatory)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Karapiti_2403200424/3/2004 Emanuela Bagnato Nov. 13, 2016

Bibliographic references for this site

Werner, C.A.,Hochstein, M.P., Bromley, C.J., 2004,CO2-flux of steaming ground at Karapiti, Wairakei, Proceedings 26th NZ Geothermal Workshop 2004, vol.xx, pp. 59-64, DOI: xx

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