Accession Number : AD0611808

Title :   GEOTHERMAL STEAM: ORIGIN, CHARACTERISTICS, OCCURRENCE, AND EXPLOITATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y

Personal Author(s) : Kiersch,George A.

Report Date : 14 NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 207

Abstract : This project has investigated the following principal features of geothermal steam resources: (1) sources of heat; (2) sources of water; (3) importance of seismic activity, so commonly associated with volcanism, to the location and potential of geothermal resources; (4) manner in which geothermal energy is transferred from the deep-seated heat source to the near-surface reservoir site; (5) major geologic conditions governing the localization of geothermal energy and development of a largescale reservoir; (6) exploration methods and techniques for locating and delineating areas of geothermal potential; (7) possible uses, both military and civilian, for geothermal energy; and (8) some areas throughout the world with potential for geothermal resources that have not been explored.

Descriptors :   (*STEAM, LITHOSPHERE), (*THERMODYNAMICS, GEOPHYSICS), (*LITHOSPHERE, THERMAL PROPERTIES), (*GEOCHEMISTRY, STEAM), VOLCANOES, SEISMOLOGY, STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, HYDROLOGY, GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, POWER SUPPLIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE