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Shallow subsurface temperature surveys in the basin and range province, U.S.A.-I. Review and evaluation

Geothermics

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Abstract

Temperature surveys at depths of 1-2 m have had varying success in geothermal exploration in the Basin and Range province. The most successful surveys have identified patterns of near-surface thermal-fluid flow within areas of less than 2 km2. Results have been less consistent in larger areas where zones of hydrothermal upflow are less well known, nongeothermal perturbing factors are significant and lateral variations in shallow subsurface temperature are small. Nongeothermal perturbations can be minimized by use of mean annual temperatures instead of synoptic temperatures, by physically based simulation of ground temperatures or by statistical modeling. ?? 1986.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Shallow subsurface temperature surveys in the basin and range province, U.S.A.-I. Review and evaluation
Series title:
Geothermics
Volume
15
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
251
Last page:
265
Number of Pages:
15