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Mixing models and ionic geothermometers applied to warm (up to 60°C) springs: Jordan Rift Valley, Israel

Journal of Hydrology

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DOI: 10.1016/0022-1694(80)90002-5

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Abstract

Mixing models and evaluation of SiO2 contents of warm-water manifestations in the Jordan—Dead Sea Rift Valley indicate that these waters are fed by aquifers with estimated temperatures of up to 68°C. These calculations and Na/K ratios, concentrations of Na, K and Ca, concentrations of atmospheric Ne, Ar, Kr and Xe; and concentrations of the stable hydrogen and oxygen isotopes all indicate below-boiling temperatures.

No indications are available for the existence of above-boiling geothermal systems in the Jordan Rift Valley. Slightly higher than observed temperatures are concluded for a deep component at the springs of Hammat Gader (67°C), Gofra (68°C), the Russian Garden (40°C), and the Yesha well (53–65°C). These temperatures may encourage further developments for spas and bathing installations and, to a limited extent, for space heating, but are not favorable for geothermal power generation.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mixing models and ionic geothermometers applied to warm (up to 60°C) springs: Jordan Rift Valley, Israel
Series title:
Journal of Hydrology
DOI:
10.1016/0022-1694(80)90002-5
Volume
45
Issue:
1-2
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Description:
19 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
19
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N