Gas Emissions from Lake Kivu

Neville Fowkes, David Mason, A.J. Hutchinson

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Lake Kivu on the Rwanda-Congo border is one of three known lakes that have dangerous accumulations of methane and carbon dioxide trapped within their depths. There is concern that the gases could be spontaneously released leading to massive destruction and life loss, as has occurred in Cameroon in Lake Nyos in 1986 and Lake Monoun in 1984. Here we investigate some of the processes that cause the accumulation of gases that may lead to an eruption. We also examine power extraction issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2018
PublisherUniversity of the Witwatersrand
Number of pages46
ISBN (Print)978-0-9870336-8-0
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 Mathematics in Industry Study Group - University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 29 Jan 20182 Feb 2018
Conference number: 15


Conference2018 Mathematics in Industry Study Group
Abbreviated titleMISG 2018


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