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Title: Geothermal resources of the eastern United States

Abstract

The resouces considered are exclusively hydrothermal, and the study was confined to the 35 states east of the Rocky Mountains, excluding the Dakotas. Resource definition in these areas is based entirely on data found in the literature and in the files of a number of state geological offices. The general geology of the eastern United States is outlined. Since the presence of geothermal resources in an area is governed by the area's geology, an attempt to define useful geothermal resources is facilitated by an understanding of the geology of the area being studied. Six relatively homogeneous eastern geologic regions are discussed. The known occurrences of geothermal energy in the eastern United States fall into four categories: warm spring systems, radioactive granite plutons beneath thick sediment covers, abnormally warm aquifers, and deep sedimentary basins with normal temperature gradients.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Gruy Federal, Inc., Arlington, VA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6630154
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6630154; Legacy ID: DE83003201
Report Number(s):
DOE/ET/28373-7
ON: DE83003201
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-78ET28373
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; USA; GEOLOGY; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; RESOURCE ASSESSMENT; APPALACHIA; AQUIFERS; BASEMENT ROCK; EAST COAST; GRANITES; GULF COAST; HEAT FLOW; MAPS; SEDIMENTARY BASINS; SEDIMENTS; SEISMIC EVENTS; SHALES; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; TEXAS; THERMAL SPRINGS; FEDERAL REGION VI; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; IGNEOUS ROCKS; NORTH AMERICA; PLUTONIC ROCKS; RESOURCES; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; WATER SPRINGS Geothermal Legacy 150101* -- Geothermal Energy-- Resources & Availability-- USA-- (-1989); 150201 -- Geology & Hydrology of Geothermal Systems-- USA-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Renner, J.L., and Vaught, T.L. Geothermal resources of the eastern United States. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/6630154.
Renner, J.L., & Vaught, T.L. Geothermal resources of the eastern United States. United States. doi:10.2172/6630154.
Renner, J.L., and Vaught, T.L. Sat . "Geothermal resources of the eastern United States". United States. doi:10.2172/6630154. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6630154.
@article{osti_6630154,
title = {Geothermal resources of the eastern United States},
author = {Renner, J.L. and Vaught, T.L.},
abstractNote = {The resouces considered are exclusively hydrothermal, and the study was confined to the 35 states east of the Rocky Mountains, excluding the Dakotas. Resource definition in these areas is based entirely on data found in the literature and in the files of a number of state geological offices. The general geology of the eastern United States is outlined. Since the presence of geothermal resources in an area is governed by the area's geology, an attempt to define useful geothermal resources is facilitated by an understanding of the geology of the area being studied. Six relatively homogeneous eastern geologic regions are discussed. The known occurrences of geothermal energy in the eastern United States fall into four categories: warm spring systems, radioactive granite plutons beneath thick sediment covers, abnormally warm aquifers, and deep sedimentary basins with normal temperature gradients.},
doi = {10.2172/6630154},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1979},
month = {Sat Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1979}
}

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