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Title: Washington Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis Data From Potential Field Studies

Abstract

A recent study which adapts play fairway analysis (PFA) methodology to assess geothermal potential was conducted at three locations (Mount Baker, Mount St. Helens seismic zone, and Wind River valley) along the Washington Cascade Range (Forson et al. 2017). Potential field (gravity and magnetic) methods which can detect subsurface contrasts in physical properties, provides a means for mapping and modeling subsurface geology and structure. As part of the WA-Cascade PFA project, we performed potential field studies by collecting high-resolution gravity and ground-magnetic data, and rock property measurements to (1) identify and constrain fault geometries (2) constrain subsurface lithologic distribution (3) study fault interactions (4) identify areas favorable to hydrothermal flow, and ultimately (5) guide future geothermal exploration at each location.

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Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
995
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006728
Research Org.:
USDOE Geothermal Data Repository (United States); Washington Geological Survey
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Program (EE-2C)
Collaborations:
Washington Geological Survey
Subject:
15 Geothermal Energy
Keywords:
geothermal; energy; gravity; magnetics; potential fields; play fairway; washington; land use; process water; transmission; urban areas; water; shapefile; ArcGIS; geospatial data; GIS; site assessment; site characterization; geophysics; geophysical; survey; exploration; investigation; pfa
Geolocation:
49.0,-117.0|45.5,-117.0|45.5,-125.0|49.0,-125.0|49.0,-117.0
OSTI Identifier:
1452729
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.15121/1452729
Project Location:

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Citation Formats

Anderson, Megan, Ritzinger, Brent, Glen, Jonathan, and Schermerhorn, William. Washington Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis Data From Potential Field Studies. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.15121/1452729.
Anderson, Megan, Ritzinger, Brent, Glen, Jonathan, & Schermerhorn, William. Washington Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis Data From Potential Field Studies. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15121/1452729
Anderson, Megan, Ritzinger, Brent, Glen, Jonathan, and Schermerhorn, William. 2017. "Washington Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis Data From Potential Field Studies". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15121/1452729. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1452729. Pub date:Wed Dec 20 00:00:00 EST 2017
@article{osti_1452729,
title = {Washington Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis Data From Potential Field Studies},
author = {Anderson, Megan and Ritzinger, Brent and Glen, Jonathan and Schermerhorn, William},
abstractNote = {A recent study which adapts play fairway analysis (PFA) methodology to assess geothermal potential was conducted at three locations (Mount Baker, Mount St. Helens seismic zone, and Wind River valley) along the Washington Cascade Range (Forson et al. 2017). Potential field (gravity and magnetic) methods which can detect subsurface contrasts in physical properties, provides a means for mapping and modeling subsurface geology and structure. As part of the WA-Cascade PFA project, we performed potential field studies by collecting high-resolution gravity and ground-magnetic data, and rock property measurements to (1) identify and constrain fault geometries (2) constrain subsurface lithologic distribution (3) study fault interactions (4) identify areas favorable to hydrothermal flow, and ultimately (5) guide future geothermal exploration at each location.},
doi = {10.15121/1452729},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
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