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Geotherm: the U.S. geological survey geothermal information system

Computers and Geosciences

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DOI: 10.1016/0098-3004(83)90034-1

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Abstract

GEOTHERM is a comprehensive system of public databases and software used to store, locate, and evaluate information on the geology, geochemistry, and hydrology of geothermal systems. Three main databases address the general characteristics of geothermal wells and fields, and the chemical properties of geothermal fluids; the last database is currently the most active. System tasks are divided into four areas: (1) data acquisition and entry, involving data entry via word processors and magnetic tape; (2) quality assurance, including the criteria and standards handbook and front-end data-screening programs; (3) operation, involving database backups and information extraction; and (4) user assistance, preparation of such items as application programs, and a quarterly newsletter. The principal task of GEOTHERM is to provide information and research support for the conduct of national geothermal-resource assessments. The principal users of GEOTHERM are those involved with the Geothermal Research Program of the U.S. Geological Survey. Information in the system is available to the public on request. ?? 1983.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Geotherm: the U.S. geological survey geothermal information system
Series title:
Computers and Geosciences
DOI:
10.1016/0098-3004(83)90034-1
Volume
9
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
35
Last page:
39
Number of Pages:
5