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Constraints in the hot-dry-rock resources of the united states

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Abstract

As with hydrothermal systems, the western U.S has higher HDR potential overall than the eastern U.S. because geothermal gradients on average are higher in the west. Nevertheless, some attractive exploration targets occur in the eastern U.S. The most favorable target in the eastern U.S. (defined here to include the Great Plains province) is one in which the heat flow from the basement rocks is higher than average, either due to heat generation from highly radioactive rocks or to a plume of hot water driven upwards from greater depths by convection, and where such basement rocks are blanketed by one or more kilometers of sedimentary material having a low thermal conductivity.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Constraints in the hot-dry-rock resources of the united states
ISBN:
0934412715
Volume
17
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Publisher:
Publ by Geothermal Resources Council
Publisher location:
Davis, CA, United States
Larger Work Title:
Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council
First page:
343
Last page:
346
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 1993 Annual Meeting on Utilities and Geothermal: An Emerging Partnership
Conference Location:
Burlingame, CA, USA
Conference Date:
10 October 1993 through 13 October 1993