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Invisible CO2 gas killing trees at Mammoth Mountain, California

Fact Sheet 172-96

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Abstract

Since 1980, scientists have monitored geologic unrest in Long Valley Caldera and at adjacent Mammoth Mountain, California. After a persistent swarm of earthquakes beneath Mammoth Mountain in 1989, earth scientists discovered that large volumes of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas were seeping from beneath this volcano. This gas is killing trees on the mountain and also can be a danger to people. The USGS continues to study the CO2 emissions to help protect the public from this invisible potential hazard.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Invisible CO2 gas killing trees at Mammoth Mountain, California
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
172-96
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
2 p.
Number of Pages:
2
Country:
United States
State:
California
Other Geospatial:
Long Valley Caldera;Mammoth Mountain