Proposed Scope Of Phases Ii And Iii State Coupled Program Reservoir Confirmation For Low- And Moderate-Temperature Geothermal Resources Program Objectives

Most Geothermal Geoscientists Agree That There Are Many More Low- And Moderate-Temperature (300 Degrees C To 150 Degrees C) Geothermal Resources Than There Are High Temperature (>150 Degrees C) Geothermal Resources. U.S. Geological Survey Circular 790, Assessment Of Geothermal Resources Of The United States--1978, Documents The Distribution Of Resources As A Function Of Temperature Down To 90 Degrees C, With The Conclusion That There Is An Exponential Increase In The Number Of Known Occurrences As Temperature Of The Resource Decreases. This Means That The Geographic Distribution Of Lower Temperature Resources Is Wider And That The Possibility Of Co-Location With A User Is Increased As Temperature Decreases. The Above Relationship Has Also Been Documented For A Number Of Other Natural Resources. For Example, The Quantity Of Copper Ore Above A Certain Cutoff Grade Is Known To Increase Approximately Exponentially As The Cutoff Grade Is Decreased, Both Within Individual Deposits And For The Worlds Copper Resources As A Whole. Egi Reference Number Gl04231_3

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Citation Date 1979-05-29T00:00:00

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Name Phillip M. Wright
Email sbivens@egi.utah.edu

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