Las Pailas geothermal field (Provincia Guanacaste)

Las Pailas geothermal field, Costa Rica

Volcano: Rincón de la Vieja (see Rincón de la Vieja at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: The Las Pailas is a liquid-dominated two-phase reservoir with temperatures of 220–255 8C (at a depth of about 600–700 m) (Castro 2002), located at the southern flank of the volcano Rincon de la Vieja, Guanacaste Volcanic Cordillera. It shows surface manifestations such as vapour discharges from fumaroles and steam-heated pools.

Point of contact for this site:
Aurelia Liegler, (Michigan Technological University)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Las Pailas__010120151/1/2015 Emanuela Bagnato Nov. 13, 2016

Bibliographic references for this site

Liegler Aurelia , 2016,Diffuse CO2 degassing and the origin of volcabic gas variability from Rincon de la Vieja, Miravalles and Tenorio volcanoes, Open Access Master's Thesis, Michigan Technological University, DOI:

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