Amatitlan (Guatemala Department, Guatemala)

Amatlitan kale, Guatemala

Volcano: Amatitlán (see Amatitlán at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Lake
Description: Lake Amatitlán (Lago Amatitlán, Spanish pronunciation: [laɣo amatiˈtlan]) is a volcanic lake in south-central Guatemala, fairly close to Guatemala City. The lake is 11 km (7 miles) long and 3 km (2 miles) wide; with an area of 15.2 square kilometers (5.9 sq mi) and a water volume of 0.286 cubic kilometers.

Point of contact for this site:
Nemesio M. Pérez, (Environmental Research Division, Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables )

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Amatitlan_010120081/1/2008 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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