(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

The structure and geomorphology of the Dashgil mud volcano, Azerbaijan

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Statoil, TPK T&T/Kart, Stavanger, NORVEGE


The large-scale and small-scale structure and geomorphology of the active Dashgil mud volcano in central Azerbaijan, have been studied. Through historical records it is known that this mud volcano has major eruptions every 6-32 years. The activity observed during 2 field trips in 1995, consisted of low-energy venting and debouching of mud, water, oil, and gas from 3 mud pool (salses) and about 20 individual cones (gryphons) located on the summit plateau of the mud volcano. The internal structure of the mud volcano and the processes responsible for the observed Dashgil geomorphology are discussed. The natural contribution of atmospheric greenhouse gases from the world's mud volcanoes is highly significant


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 21, no1 [pp. 1-15]

Bibliographic references : 28 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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