Maccalube di Bissana (Sicily, Italy)

Bissana's maccalube

Type: Bubbling Water
Description: The site is located on the southern side of Mount Sara, in "Contrada Cavalieri" and consist in a little mud volcanoes; it can be reached by the local road (SP 31 Cattolica - Cianciana), following for the direction " Bissana". Far few kilometers there is another area located on a hilly relief, immediately sets to north respect Mount Bissana; these manifestations consist in two bubbling salty water polls (named "abisso grande" and "abisso piccolo") wide less than 10 meters, with occasional mud volcanoes.

This location does not have flux data

Point of contact for this site:
Mariano Valenza, mvale@unipa.it (University of Palermo, DiSTeM)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Maccalube di Bissana_020520012/5/2001 Emanuela Bagnato Oct. 19, 2014


Bibliographic references for this site

Etiope G., A. Caracausi, R. Favara, F. Italiano, C. Baciu, 2002,Methane emission from the mud volcanoes of Sicily (Italy), Geophysical Research Letters, vol.29, n.8, DOI: 10.1029/2001GL014340


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