Solfatara


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solfatara

[‚säl·fə′tär·ə]
(geology)
A fumarole from which sulfurous gases are emitted.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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