mofette


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mofette

[mō′fet]
(geology)
A small opening emitting carbon dioxide in an area of late-stage volcanic activity.
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is effected by elevated carbon dioxide in post- volcanic mofette areas.
On rare occasions in nature, emissions of geogenic CO2 from mofettes generate plant communities in sites with locally increased [CO2] in the soil and air.
The spa tourism valorize the natural resources with balneary potential (mineral, mineral-thermal water, mofettes, mud therapy, salt mines, aerosols), under a special arrangement of space (infrastructure and appropriate types of treatment facilities) and the presence of qualified medical personnel.
The Romanian spa resorts, spreading over all forms of relief, were established in order to exploit the spa valences of natural resources, especially hydro and thermal, all types of mineral waters, mofettes, organic and inorganic sludge, as well as the climate specific of the seaside (thalassotherapy, heliotherapy, mud therapy), of the mountains and hilly areas (shelter climate), or of the microclimate of salt mines and caves etc.
Thus for the hydrological value were given a score between 0 abd 18 points for subcategories represented by hydro sources where water properties were taken into account in direct relation with chemistry, flow, water catchments and their therapeutic qualities, subgroups like mofette emanations were quantified by composition, radioactivity and density, and other subcategories such as lakes, rivers and waterfalls were dashed after their training, length, flow, slope, etc.