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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07791

Billowing white steam plumes pour from fumaroles on the crater floor of El Chichón volcano in January 1983.  Small puffs of steam also rise from the hot, acidic crater lake in the foreground.  Temperatures of fumaroles on the crater floor and lower crater walls at this time ranged from 98 to 115° C. Photo by Bill Rose, 1983 (Michigan Technological University).

Billowing white steam plumes pour from fumaroles on the crater floor of El Chichón volcano in January 1983. Small puffs of steam also rise from the hot, acidic crater lake in the foreground. Temperatures of fumaroles on the crater floor and lower crater walls at this time ranged from 98 to 115° C.

Photo by Bill Rose, 1983 (Michigan Technological University).


El Chichón