Shallow Subsurface Temperature Surveys in the Basin and Range Province, U.S.A. I. Review and Evaluation

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 km^2. 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.

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Citation Date 1986-01-01T12:00:00

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Original ID 50ec3aefb656b70647f32e38bcd3404c
Index Date 2014-08-29T17:08:06Z
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Name Olmsted, F.H.
Position missing
Organization USGS
Name Welch, A.H.
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Organization USGS
Name Ingebritsen, S.E.
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Organization USGS

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North Bound 42.2472
South Bound 38.0852
East Bound -113.467
West Bound -120.674