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Article name A NEWLY DESCRIBED GROUP OF THERMAL SPRINGS AND SOLFATAR FIELDS ON THE WESTERN SLOPE OF DOKUCHAEV’S RIDGE, KUNASHIR ISLAND
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Yuri N. Sundukov, Senior Researcher of the Kurilskiy State Nature Reserve (694500, Russia, Sakhalinsk Region, Yuzhno-Kurilsk, 60 let VLKSM Street, building 19, apartment 10); e-mail: yun-sundukov@mail.ru
Evgeniy E. Kozlovski, Deputy Director for Science of the Kurilskiy State Nature Reserve (694500, Russia, Sakhalinsk Region, Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Zarechnaya Street, 5); e-mail: ee_kozlovski@mail.ru

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Sundukov Yu.N., Kozlovski E.E. 2017. A newly described group of thermal springs and solfatar fields on the western slope of Dokuchaev's ridge, Kunashir Island. Nature Conservation Research 2(Suppl. 2): 83–88. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2017.038

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.24189/ncr.2017.038
Abstract

As a result of field research in a remote and poorly studied area in the north-west of Kunashir Island, an unknown group of hydrothermal-solfataric post-volcanic activity was discovered on the western slope of the volcano Ruruy, named by the authors – Dal'nie springs. In total eight objects were examined: 1) two small solfataric fields, 2) a small lake and a small stream with «acid springs» and gas outlets, 3) two small glades with mofettes among the bamboo, on which a warm or fairly hot steam flows from small holes in the ground, 4) and two mountain lakes – Lake Vodopadnoe and Lake Khmuroe. Perhaps, the cup-like hollow in which the discovered objects are located is an ancient explosive crater formed on the western slope of volcano Ruruy as a result of a strong eruption.

Keywords

Kunashir, Kuril Islands, Kurilskiy Reserve, undescribed group of hydrothermal-solfataric activity, volcano Ruruy

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Received: 20.07.2017

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