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Title: Geothermal Target Areas in Colorado as Identified by Remote Sensing Techniques

This layer contains the areas identified as targets of potential geothermal activity. The Criteria used to identify the target areas include: hot/warm surface exposures modeled from ASTER/Landsat satellite imagery and geological characteristics, alteration mineral commonly associated with hot springs (clays, Si, and FeOx) modeled from ASTER and Landsat data, Colorado Geological Survey (CGS) known thermal hot springs/wells and heat-flow data points, Colorado deep-seated fault zones, weakened basement identified from isostatic gravity data, and Colorado sedimentary and topographic characteristics.
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
304
DOE Contract Number:
EE0002828
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org(s):
DOE Geothermal Data Repository; Flint Geothermal, LLC
Collaborations:
Flint Geothermal, LLC
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Program (EE-2C)
Geolocation:
POLYGON ((-102.083553125 40.90874314825,-102.083553125 36.862265662716,-109.015825 36.862265662716,-109.015825 40.90874314825,-102.083553125 40.90874314825))
Subject:
15 Geothermal Energy; geothermal; Remote Sensing; Colorado; Thermal Infrared; Target Areas; ArcGIS; GIS; shapefile; shape file; geospatial
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OSTI Identifier:
1148761
  1. The Geothermal Data Repository (GDR) is the submission point for all data collected from researchers funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Office (DOE GTO). The DOE GTO is providing access to its geothermal project information through the GDR. The GDR is powered by OpenEI, an energy information portal sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
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