Chemical and isotopic characteristics of geothermal fluids from Sulphur Springs, Saint Lucia

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Title: Chemical and isotopic characteristics of geothermal fluids from Sulphur Springs, Saint Lucia
Author: Joseph, Erouscilla P. "et al."
Description: Sulphur Springs is a vigorous, geothermal field associated with the active Soufrière Volcanic Centre in southern Saint Lucia, Lesser Antilles island arc. The ‘Sulphur Springs Park’ is an important tourist attraction (touted as the ‘world's only drive-through volcano’) with some of the hot pools being developed into recreational pools. Some 200,000 people visit the park each year. Since 2001, the hydrothermal fluids of Sulphur Springs have been sampled as part of an integrated volcanic monitoring programme for the island. Gas and water samples were analysed to characterise the geochemistry of the hydrothermal system, and to assess the equilibrium state and subsurface temperatures of the reservoir. This has also enabled us, for the first time, to establish baseline data for future geochemical monitoring... Generally,no significant variations in fluid geochemistry of the hydrothermal system were observed between 2001 and 2006, and we propose that there were no changes in the state of volcanic activity during this period.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/45480


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