Etna Salinelle Vallone Salato (Sicily, Italy)

View of a mud pool in the Salinelle of Vallone Salato, Etna. Fluids are emitted through marly clays of the foredeep sedimentary deposits (Image credits: Emanuela Bagnato).

Volcano: Etna (see Etna at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: Fluids emitted through marly clays of the foredeep sedimentary deposits are composed of a gas phase and hypersaline waters that often pond in pools that range in size from centimeters to meters in diameter.

This location does not have flux data

Point of contact for this site:
Salvatore Giammanco, salvatore.giammanco@ct.ingv.it (INGV, Catania)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Etna Salinelle Vallone Salato_072005None/7/2005 Emanuela Bagnato Dec. 2, 2013


Bibliographic references for this site

Giammanco, S., Parello, F., Gambardella, B., Schifano, R., Pizzullo, S., Galante, G., 2007,Focused and diffuse effluxes of CO2 from mud volcanoes and mofettes south of Mt. Etna (Italy), Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, vol.165, n.n.d., pp. 46-63, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.04.010


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