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Heat flow studies in Central Europe with special emphasis on data from former Czechoslovakia

Cermak, V.; Safanda, J.; Kresl, M.; Kucerova, L.

Global Tectonics and Metallogeny Volume 5 Number 3-4 (1996), p. 109 - 124

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published: Jan 1, 1996

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The paper summarizes 208 heat flow values that have been collected in former Czechoslovakia (152 of them in Czech Republic, and 56 in Slovakia). The mean heat flow and its standard deviation for the whole region is 71.0 ± 22.8 mW·m2. To interpret the regional geothermal activity, the results of similar data from the adjacent part of Central Europe were incorporated into the general picture. The heat flow map was correlated with the crustal thickness pattern, with the radiogenic heat production and the characteristic crustal temperature-depth profiles were constructed. Geothermal data were used to assess the mantle (Moho) heat flow and the thickness of the thermal lithosphere. Special attention was paid to the possible transient component of the heat flow due to the Tertiary-Quaternary volcanism in the northern part of the Bohemian Massif.


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