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Title: David Blackwell’s Forty Years in the Idaho Desert, The Foundation for 21st Century Geothermal Research

Dr. David Blackwell has had a profound influence on geo-thermal exploration and R&D in Idaho. Forty years have elapsed since the first Southern Methodist University (SMU) temperature logging truck rolled onto the high desert in Southern Idaho, yet even after so much time has elapsed, most recent and ongoing geothermal R&D can trace its roots to the foundational temperature studies led by Dr. Blackwell. We believe that the best way to honor any scientist is to see their work carried forward by others. As this paper demonstrates, it has been an easy task to find a host of Idaho researchers and students eager to contribute to this tribute paper. We organize this paper by ongoing or recent projects that continue to benefit left to Idaho by Dr. David Blackwell.
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Journal ID: ISSN 0193-5933
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council; Journal Volume: 38
Geothermal Resources Council
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Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
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United States
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY Eastern Snake River Plan; Geothermal