Main Ethiopian Rift (South Omo)

Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: Main Ethiopian Rift (MER) is the Eastern Rift of the East African Rift System (EARS). Degassing in the MER is concentrated in discrete areas of volcanic and off‐edifice activity,and locations of hot springs and fumaroles along the rift show numerous geothermal areas away from volcanic edifices.

Point of contact for this site:
Tamsin Mather, (Department of Earth Science, University of Oxford)

Number of measurements: 3
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Habilo-HF1_010620161/6/2016 Emanuela Bagnato May 29, 2020
Habilo-HF3_010620161/6/2016 Emanuela Bagnato May 29, 2020
Habilo-HF6_010620161/6/2016 Emanuela Bagnato May 29, 2020

Bibliographic references for this site

Hunt Jonathan A., Amdemichael Zafu, Tamsin A. Mather , David M. Pyle, Peter H. Barry, 2017,Spatially variable CO2 degassing in the Main Ethiopian Rift: Implications for magma storage, volatile transport and rift-related emissions, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol.18, pp. 3714–3737, DOI:

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