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The Mofetta Tylicz – an example of carbonated water springs in the area of Tylicz (Beskid Sądecki, the Carpathians)

Magdalena Modelska
  • University of Wrocław, Institute of Geological Sciences, Pl. M. Borna 9, 50-204 Wrocław, POLAND
/ Sebastian Buczyński
  • University of Wrocław, Institute of Geological Sciences, Pl. M. Borna 9, 50-204 Wrocław, POLAND
/ Marek Błachowicz
  • University of Wrocław, Student Science Association of Geologists, Hydrogeology Section, Pl. M. Borna 9, 50-204 Wrocław, POLAND
/ Monika Heidemann
  • University of Wrocław, Student Science Association of Geologists, Hydrogeology Section, Pl. M. Borna 9, 50-204 Wrocław, POLAND
/ Olga Grzęda
  • University of Wrocław, Student Science Association of Geologists, Hydrogeology Section, Pl. M. Borna 9, 50-204 Wrocław, POLAND
/ Łukasz Karkoszka
  • University of Wrocław, Student Science Association of Geologists, Hydrogeology Section, Pl. M. Borna 9, 50-204 Wrocław, POLAND
Published Online: 2016-04-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/georec-2015-0004


The paper characterise the group of CO2-rich (carbonated) water springs in the Carpathians, which are accompanied by exhalation of CO2. These springs called the Mofetta Tylicz are the example of the environmental and touristic unique object. We present geological and hydrogeological background as well as chemical analysis of the springs composition. The springs are characterised by the variability of the chemical composition of analysed groundwater, which indicates the need to implement a systematic monitoring. The monitoring would assess the reasons for this variability and allow the effective protection of spring waters of this area in the future.

Keywords: carbonated groundwater; therapeutic water; CO2 exhalation; Tylicz; the Carpathians


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Published Online: 2016-04-11

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