Geothermics and geothermal energy

Symposium held during the joint general assemblies of EGS and ESC, Budapest, August 1980

Ed.: Vladimir Cermak; Ralph Haenel; ; Publ. with financial assistance of UNESCO

1982. VIII, 299 pages, 147 figures, 19 tables, 16x24cm, 700 g
Language: English

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crustal structurelithosphereseismologyheat flow


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The outflow of heat from the Earth's interior, the terrestrial heat flow, and the temperature field at depth are determined by deep-seated tectonic processes. The knowledge of the regional heat flow patterns is thus very important in geophysics and provides a useful tool for studying crustal and lithospheric structures and for understanding the nature of their evolution. Remarkable progress has been made in heat flow studies all over the world during the past few years. The rapidly growing interest in geothermics has been further enhanced by the possibility of using the geothermal energy as an alternative energy source.

In order to communicate the most recent advances both in heat flow and applied geothermal research, to identify important new problems and to try to find their solutions, it was decided to hold a symposium "Geothermics and Geothermal Energy" during the joint General Assemblies of the European Geophysical Society and the European Seismological Commission in Budapest, August 1980. This symposium was one of the largest of the whole meeting; a total of 50 papers were presented and discussed, the symposium took two and one-half days, i.e. 27-29 August, 1980.

The geothermal data discussed during the symposium related to practically all Europe, with supplementary information from Iceland, Soviet Asia and India. Because of their high attendance the scientists from Eastern Europe could establish contacts with the EGS community for the first time; in addition to revealing fresh information on the existing data and their interpretation, the symposium thus gave a unique impetus for future direct cooperation among many specialists from different areas.

This volume contains the paper presented at the symposium, with a few modifications. Some papers that were presented in Budapest are not included because their authors either did not submit their manuscripts or their papers were published elsewhere; however, several originally scheduled papers that could not be read at the symposium appear in this volume. The following series of papers characterize well the present stage of the geothermal investigation and interpretation of heat flow data.

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1. General Geothermics
Cermâk, V., Regional pattern of the lithospheric thickness in Europe 1
Lubimova, E.A. & Suetnova, E.I., Global thermal regime of the lithosphere with its different permeability 11
Cermâk, V. & Zahradnik, J., Two-dimensional correlation of heat flow and crustal thickness in Europe 17
Kutas, R.I., Thickness of earth's crust and heat flow 27
Werner, D. & Kahle, H.-G., Geothermics and gravity in continental and oceanic rift systems 31
Bodri, L. & Bodri, B., Geothermal model of the heat anomaly of the Pannonian Basin 37
Buntebarth, G., Koppe, I. & Teichmüller, M., Palaeogeothermics in the Ruhr Basin 45
2. Regional Heat Flow
Popova, A.K., Ioffe, A.I. & Smirnov, Ya.B., Heat flow map of North Atlantic 57
Rybach, L., Bodmer, Ph., Weber, R. & England, Ph.C., Heat flow and heat generation in the new Gotthard tunnel, Swiss Alps (preliminary results) 63
Haenel, R. & Zoth, G., Heat flow density determination in shallow lakes along the geotraverse from München/Salzburg to Verona/Trieste 71
Vasseur, G. & Lucazeau, F., Some aspects of heat flow in France 79
Veliciu, S. & Visarion, M., On the low heat flow in the Transylvanian Basin 91
Bogomolov, G.V., Bogomolov, Y.G., Zui, V.I. & Tsybulya, L.A.,
Geothermal investigations on the territory of Byelorussia 101
Balobaev, V.T. & Deviatkin, V.N., Thermal regime and terrestrial heat flow in permafrost areas of the USSR 107
3. Subsurface Temperature Field
Haenel, R., The subsurface temperature atlas of the European Communities 111
Wohlenberg, J., The subsurface temperature field of the Federal Republic of Germany 113
4. Thermal Conductivity Measurements
Behrens, J., Roters, B. & Villinger, H., In situ determination of
thermal conductivity in boreholes 119
Kutas, R.I., Bevzyuk, M.I., Gerashchenko, O.A. & Grishchenko, T.G., Measurements of the thermal conductivity of rocks under natural conditions 125
Atroshchenko, P.P., Bogomolov, Y.G. & Parkhomov, M.D., Multifactor dependences of thermophysical properties of rocks 129
Lebedev, T.S., Shapoval, V.I. & Pravdivy, A.A., Thermal properties of
the lithospheric mineral matter under high pressure and temperature 133
5. Mathematical Models and Calculations
Schroth, G., Numerical calculation of strong temperature gradients at interfaces between horizontally stratified sediments 141
Kostyanev, S., Mathematical models of geothermal fields in gradient media 149
Oelsner, Chr., Palaeogeothermal model for the Saxonian Erzgebirge 155
6. Geothermal Investigations and Relations between Various Geophysical Fields
Bredewout, J.W., Comparative gravimetric and magnetometric investigations in and near the central graben (Ruhr-valley graben) in the province of Limburg (The Netherlands) 163
Velinov, T. & Bojadgieva, K., Geothermal investigations in oilbearing fields 169
Kireev, I.A. & Kondorskaya, N.V., A joint analysis of seismological and geothermal parameters 175
Galeone, L. & Mongelli, F., Outlines for interpreting local heat flow anomalies in the Tuscan Latial pre-Apenninic belt 181
Schwarz, G. & Haak, V., Magnetotelluric measurements in Tuscany/Italy — evidence for a geothermal anomaly 191
Scriba, H., Parini, M. & Werner, D., Relations between geothermal anomalies, deep groundwater flow and salinity distribution 197
Korim, K., Main types of thermal water reservoirs in the Pannonian Basin 203
Kumar, B., Sahay, K.S.N., Baksi, A.K. & Gupta, M.L., Oxygen and hydrogen isotopic composition of water in the Puga and Manikaran geothermal areas (Himalaya), India 211
7. Geothermal Prospecting and Geothermal Resources Assessments
Ungemach, P., From exploration to production, the geothermal case — an insight to the first R & D programme of the European Community 219
Bodmer, Ph., Jaffe, F., Rybach, L., Schneider, J.F., Tripet, J.P., Vuataz, F. & Werner, D., Geothermal exploration in the hot spring area Baden-Schinznach, Switzerland 241
Visser, W.A., Geothermal investigation in the deep sedimentary basin of the Netherlands 249
Gosk, E., Geothermal resources assessment 257
Cermâk, V. & Safanda, J., Subsurface temperature distribution in
Western Czechoslovakia and its mapping for appraising the exploitable sources of geothermal energy 265
8. Case Histories and Detailed Studies of Geothermal Anomalies
Fritz, J., Haenel, R. Sc Werner, J., Utilization of geothermal low enthalphy water in the southern pan of the Federal Republic of Germany 271
Dietrich, H.G., Haenel, R., Neth, G., Schädel, K. & Zoth, G., Deep investigation of the geothermal anomaly of Urach 275
Prodehl, C., Emter, D. & Jentsch, M., Seismic-refraction studies of the geothermal area of Urach, Southwest Germany 277
Meissner, R., Bartelsen, H., Krey, T. & Schmoll, J., Detecting velocity anomalies in the region of the Urach geothermal anomaly by means of new seismic field arrangements 285
Dietrich, H.-G., Haenel, R., Neth, G., Schädel, K. & Zoth, G., Hot dry rock experiments in the Urach research borehole 293