Monoun volcanic lake (West, Cameroon)

Monoun volcanic lake

Volcano: Monoun volcanic lake (see Monoun volcanic lake at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Lake
Description: Lake Monoun is an active crater lake in Cameroon, which contains large amounts of CO2 dissolved at depth. The origin of CO2 within Lake is due to CO2 that rises from volcanic activity. This CO2 is then dissolved into groundwaters and transferred to the lake resulting in the slow saturation of the hypolimnion.

Point of contact for this site:
M. Kusakabe , (a Institute for Study of the Earth’s Interior, Okayama University)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Monoun_010120091/1/2009 Emanuela Bagnato Nov. 15, 2016

Bibliographic references for this site

Pérez, Nemesio M., Pedro A. Hernández, German Padilla, Dácil Nolasco, José Barrancos, Gladys Melían,Eleazar Padrón, Samara Dionis, David Calvo, Fátima Rodríguez, Kenji Notsu, Toshiya Mori, Minoru Kusakabe, M. Carmencita Arpa, Paolo Reniva, and Martha Ibarra, 2011,Global CO2 emission from volcanic lakes, Geology, vol.39, n.3, pp. 235-238, DOI: 10.1130/G31586.1

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