Mofettes are rising bubbles of CO2 that smell like sulfur. Monks used to have a monastery on this site which no longer exists as they may all have died from carbon dioxide poisoning. The Laacher See is located in the caldera of a 13,000 year old dormant volcano that is not yet extinct.
September 8, 2022
A mofette is the exit point of carbon dioxide with temperatures below 100 ° C. It is thus a subspecies of the fumarole and is seen as a side effect of volcanism. The name Mofette is derived from the Italian word mofeta, which comes from the Latin mefitis or mephitis.
October 18, 2020
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