State Maps Of Low-Temperature Geothermal Resources

A Series Of Geothermal Energy Resources Maps For About 12 Western States Is Being Prepared By The National Geophysical And Solar-Terrestrial Data Center (Ngsdc) For The Department Of Energy. These Maps Will Emphasize The Occurrence Of Relatively Low-Temperature Thermal Resources That Can Be Used In Direct, Nonelectric Heat Applications. The Purpose In Producing These Maps Is To Promote The Use Of Geothermal Energy In The United States As An Alternate Energy Resource. It Is Hoped That The Maps Will Make Potential Users Of This Energy Resource Aware Of Its Availability And Will Show Them Areas That Are Likely To Yield Such Resources. Tentatively, Two Maps For Each State Are Planned: A "Planning" Map And A "Scientific" Map. A Special Effort Will Be Made To Make The Presentation Of Data On These Maps Clear And Uncluttered. The States Participating Include: Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, And New Mexico. Many Organizations Will Be Involved, Directly Or Indirectly, In The Production Of These Maps. Included Are The Department Of Energy, The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, The U.S. Geological Survey, Numerous State Agencies (In Some Cases, Organizations Affiliated With State Agencies), The University Of Utah Research Institute (Uuri), The Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory And Other Organizations Such As University Groups. It Is Anticipated That Some Private Firms Also Will Participate, Possibly In The Compilation Of Certain Types Of Data. Uuri, As A Coordinating Group, Will Contribute Significantly To This Map-Making Effort, Which Will Include Arranging For Data To Be Sent To Both The Usgs Geotherm File In Menlo Park, California, And To Ngsdc For The Production Of The Maps. Egi Reference Number Gl04115

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Citation Date 1978-07-01T00:00:00

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Original ID 989666F0F0CC4058B1141DFA5DB1F319
Index Date 2014-06-17T13:46:27
Original Format ISO-USGIN
Original Version 1.2


Name Paul J. Grim, Clayton R. Nichols, Phillip M. Wright, George W. Berry, And James Swanson

Geographic Extent

North Bound 74.39
South Bound 31.33
East Bound -102
West Bound -178.31