More Images of Alid, Eritrea


Steam issues from Darere, a fumarole (steam vent) found in Alid's summit basin. The steam escapes at the boiling point of water (~98C at this elevation) and is accompanied by abundant CO2, H2S and H2. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Theoderos Tesfai, an Eritrean geochemist, collects a sample of fumarolic gas at As'ela, a fumarole on Alid's north flank. He is watched by a local goatherder. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

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  • Source of Information:

    Richard J.J., Neumann van Padang M, 1957, Africa and the Red Sea. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World, Rome: IAVCEI 4, p.7.



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