Keli Mutu Crater Lakes

~Tiwu Ata Polo (TAP) "The enchanted lake"~
~Tiwu Nu Murikoohi Fah (TiN) "The lake of young men and maidens"~
~Tiwu Ata Mbupa (TAM) "The lake of elders"


 


Location: Island of Flores, Indonesia

Volcanic Form: Stratovolcano
 
 
Latitude
Longitude
Elevation
Lake diameter
Temp. (oC)
pH1
8046'24'' S
121049'12"E
TAP:    1381.5
TiN:     1394.4 
TAM:  1354.2
TAP:    330 - 400
TiN:     306 - 430
TAM:  260 - 357
20 - 30
TAP ~   1.8
TiN ~    0.4
TAM ~ 3.1
1 Source: Pasternack & Varekamp, 1994

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View of TAP (with zone of upwelling) and TiN in the background.
(Source: Pasternack & Varekamp, 1994)


TiN with floating sulfur.
(Source: Pasternack & Varekamp, 1994)


REFERENCES

1. Title: The geochemistry of the Keli Mutu crater lakes, Flores, Indonesia
Authors: Pasternack, G.B. and Varekamp, J.C.
Source: Geochemical Journal
Volume: 28
Year: 1994