Saint Lucia launching volcanic gas monitoring network

By on April 3, 2014

Soufrière Volcano (Credit: NASA)

The Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia is launching a new volcanic gas monitoring network, SKNVibes reported.

The network will quantify atmospheric sulphur dioxide and arsenic levels in water at Sulphur Springs Park and Soufrière. Implemented by the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre, the project aims to determine the impact of volcanic gases on human health.

University researchers will work alongside community members for eight months. After the project’s completion, data will be analyzed at labs in St. Augustine. A second study has been planned for later in 2014.

Image: Soufrière Volcano (Credit: NASA)

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