Reports

Sulfur Dioxide Emissions from La Soufriere Volcano, St. Vincent, West Indies

Science  22 Aug 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4459, pp. 923-924
DOI: 10.1126/science.209.4459.923

Abstract

During the steady-state period of activity of La Soufriere Volcano in 1979, the mass emissions of sulfur dioxide into the troposphere amounted to a mean value of 339 ± 126 metric tons per day. This value is similar to the sulfur dioxide emissions of other Central American volcanoes but less than those measured at Mount Etna, an exceptionally strong volcanic source of sulfur dioxide.