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The nature of carbon dioxide waters in Snaefellsnes, western Iceland

Geothermics

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Abstract

Over 20 occurrences of thermal and non-thermal waters rich in carbon dioxide are known in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula of western Iceland. On the basis of the thermal, chemical and isotopic characteristics of these waters, and hydrological considerations, it is concluded that they represent meteoric waters which have seeped to variable depths into the bedrock. Ascending carbon dioxide gas originating from intrusions or the mantle mixes with the meteoric waters to produce carbon dioxide waters: at considerable depth in the case of the thermal carbon dioxide waters but close to the surface in the case of cold carbon dioxide waters. The occurrence of carbon dioxide waters cannot be regarded as evidence for underground geothermal reservoirs. ?? 1983.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The nature of carbon dioxide waters in Snaefellsnes, western Iceland
Series title:
Geothermics
Volume
12
Issue:
2-3
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geothermics
First page:
171
Last page:
176
Number of Pages:
6