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Geothermics : an introduction

Author: G Buntebarth
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, 1984.
Series: Universitext; Universitext (Berlin. Print)
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The constantly growing demand for energy, as well as the realization during the past decade that fossil energy reserves to satisfy ever- increasing energy consumption are limited, have helped, as  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Buntebarth, G. (Günter), 1942-
Geothermics.
Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, 1984
(OCoLC)624453423
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Buntebarth
ISBN: 0387127518 9780387127514 3540127518 9783540127512
OCLC Number: 10459010
Notes: Translation of: Geothermie.
Description: ix, 144 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 Physical Basis of Heat Transfer.- 1.1 Temperature and Temperature Gradient.- 1.2 Heat Flow Density, Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Diffusivity.- 1.3 The Heat Conduction Equations.- 2 Thermal Properties of Common Rocks.- 2.1 Thermal Conductivity.- 2.1.1 Temperature Influence on Thermal Conductivity.- 2.1.2 Pressure Influence on Thermal Conductivity.- 2.1.3 Thermal Conductivity of Anisotropic Bodies.- 2.1.4 Thermal Conductivity of Porous Rocks.- 2.2 Specific Heat.- 2.3 Radiogenic Heat Production.- 2.3.1 Radioactivity of Rocks on the Earth's Surface.- 2.3.2 Methods for Estimating Radioactive Heat Production in the Earth's Interior.- 3 Analytical Treatment of Conductive Cooling in the Crust.- 3.1 Thermal Equilibration in the Homogenous Half Space.- 3.1.1 Half Space with a Boundary Surface.- 3.1.2 Subsurface with a Cover of Lava.- 3.2 Temperature Equilibration in Model Bodies.- 3.2.1 Cooling of Igneous Dikes.- 3.2.2 Cooling of Spherical Intrusions.- 3.2.3 Cooling of Rectangular Intrusions.- 4 Thermal State of the Earth's Interior.- 4.1 Thermal State of the Upper Crust.- 4.1.1 Influence of Climatic Variations on the Surface Temperature.- 4.1.1.1 Diurnal and Annual Variations of the Surface Temperature.- 4.1.1.2 Long-Term Temperature Variations.- 4.1.2 Topographic Influence on the Subsurface Temperature Field.- 4.1.3 Changes in the Temperature Field Caused by Water Movement.- 4.1.4 Temperature Fields in Different Types of Geological Structures.- 4.1.5 Terrestrial Heat Flow Density.- 4.1.5.1 Regional Variation of Heat Flow Density.- 4.1.5.2 Secular Variation of Heat Flow Density.- 4.2 Thermal State in the Lower Crust and Deeper Interior.- 4.2.1 Thermal State of the Lower Crust and Upper Mantle.- 4.2.2 Thermal State of the Lower Mantle.- 4.2.3 Thermal State of the Core.- 4.3 Thermal Aspects of Plate Tectonics.- 5 Methods for Determining Temperature.- 5.1 Geothermometers for Evaluating Reaction Temperatures.- 5.1.1 Solution Equilibria as Temperature Indicators.- 5.1.1.1 The SiO2-Thermometer.- 5.1.1.2 The Na-K-Ca-Thermometer.- 5.1.2 Isotope Ratios as a Geothermometer.- 5.1.3 Trace Elements in Salts and Ores.- 5.1.4 The Garnet-Pyroxene Thermometer.- 5.1.5 The Dolomite-Calcite Thermometer.- 5.1.6 The Degree of Coalification of Organic Inclusions in Sedimentary Rocks.- 5.2 Geophysical Methods for Determining Temperatures.- 5.2.1 Direct Measurements at the Earth's Surface and in Borehole.- 5.2.2 Indirect Methods for Determining Temperatures.- 5.2.2.1 Temperature Determination from Gravimetric Measurements.- 5.2.2.2 Temperature Determination from Geoelectric Measurements.- 5.2.2.3 Results from Magnetotellurics as Temperature Indicators.- 5.2.2.4 Shape of the Curie-Point as an Isotherm.- 5.2.2.5 Temperature Estimates from Seismic Results.- 6 Geothermal Heat as an Energy Source.- 6.1 Prospecting Methods for Thermal Reservoirs.- 6.1.1 Geochemical and Geological Methods.- 6.1.1.1 Mapping Hydrothermal Alteration.- 6.1.1.2 Investigations of Thermal Water.- 6.1.1.3 Trace Elements in the Soil.- 6.1.1.4 Alteration of Coaly Materials in Sedimentary Rock.- 6.1.2 Geophysical Methods.- 6.1.2.1 Infrared Measurements.- 6.1.2.2 Shallow Temperature Measurements and Heat Flow Density.- 6.1.2.3 Gravimetric Measurements.- 6.1.2.4 Geoelectric Measurements.- 6.1.2.5 Seismic Methods.- 6.2 Utilization of Geothermal Energy.- 6.2.1 Use of Thermal Water in Swimming Pools.- 6.2.2 Thermal Water of Space Heating.- 6.2.3 Converting Geothermal Energy to Electrical Energy.- 6.2.3.1 Exploitation of Steam.- 6.2.3.2 Hot Dry Rock as an Energy Source.- 6.2.3.3 Exploitation of Hot Water.- 6.2.4 Environmental Impact of Geothermal Exploitation.- 7 Appendix.- 7.1 Error Function.- 7.2 Answer to the Problems.- 8 References.- 9 Subject Index.
Series Title: Universitext; Universitext (Berlin. Print)
Other Titles: Geothermie.
Responsibility: G. Buntebarth ; [translators, Inga M. Chapman, David S. Chapman].

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