Solfatara


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solfatara

[‚säl·fə′tär·ə]
(geology)
A fumarole from which sulfurous gases are emitted.

Solfatara

 

a jet of sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide with an admixture of water vapors, carbon dioxide, and other gases. Solfataras are emitted from lava and other pyroclastic flows and through vents and fissures in the walls and bottoms of craters and on the slopes of volcanoes. Their temperature ranges from 100° to 300°C.

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The Solfatara is an inactive volcano which releases sulfurous fumes occasionally.
The Solfatara volcano is one of many volcanic craters in the Campi Flegrei region, just west of Naples, which first opened up to tourists in 1900.
The tourist attraction, known as the Solfatara di Pozzuoli, is one of around 40 volcanos in the Campi Flegrei region.
Igualmente, hacia la orilla del lago y en la pared oriental del crater indican la presencia de solfataras, con varios puntos de coloracion amarilla por el azufre precipitado.
La palabra que se usa para describir a la <<fumarola posterior a una erupcion volcanica>>, es solfatara.
Tambien podria haber aludido Quevedo a Solfatara y sus minusculos volcanes que arrojan arena ardiendo de color amarillento.
Here this group is paired with a percussionist (thus an amplification of the ensemble alto saxophone and percussion used by Bergman in his Solfatara, op.
This can be combined with a trip to nearby Solfatara - a flat volcano, which has mercifully not erupted for 900 years, as it is constantly bubbling with hot sulphurous vents and boiling mud which act as a safety valve against the type of threat still posed by the brooding but silent Vesuvius.
Catalogue of the active volcanoes of the World, including solfatara fields: VI Central America.
Pupils and staff climbed to the summit of Mount Vesuvius and looked into the steaming crater, as well as exploring the actual crater of the Solfatara volcano with its many fumaroles and mud pools.
Es el caso de los libros Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields (1966) y Volcanoes of the World (1994), que mencionan 17 erupciones volcanicas desde 1550 hasta 1969.