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Research in the Geysers-Clear Lake geothermal area, Northern California

Professional Paper 1141

Edited by:
Robert J. McLaughlin and Julie M. Donnelly-Nolan

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Abstract

The Geysers-Clear Lake area is one of two places in the world where major vapor-dominated hydrothermal reservoirs are commercially exploited for electric power production. Because energy can be extracted more efficiently from steam than from hot water, vapor-dominated systems are preferable for electric power generation, although most geothermal electric power facilities tap water-dominated systems. The Geysers- Clear Lake geothermal system has therefore been of great interest to the geothermal industry.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Research in the Geysers-Clear Lake geothermal area, Northern California
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1141
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
viii, 259 p.
Country:
United States
State:
California
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N