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Main Title Exploration and Exploitation of Geothermal Resources in Arid and Semiarid Lands. A Literature Review and Selected Bibliography.
CORP Author Arizona Univ., Tucson. Office of Arid Lands Studies.
Year Published 1973
Report Number Arid Lands Resource-IP-2; DI-14-31-0001-3729; OWRR-W-144; 07420,; W-144(2)
Stock Number PB-218 830
Additional Subjects ( Geothermal prospecting ; Arid land) ; Natural resources ; Exploration ; Semiarid land ; Exploitation ; Steam ; Drilling ; Thermal conductivity ; Steam electric power generation ; Injection wells ; Heat transfer ; Geysers ; Benefit cost analysis ; Infrared reconnaissance ; Bibliographies ; Reviews ; Abstracts ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-218 830 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 125p
Contemporary techniques for exploration of geothermal resources are outlined, with particular emphasis on the western U.S. as typical of problems encountered in arid and semiarid lands. These include field reconnaissance, infrared aerial reconnaissance, photogeologic mapping, drilling, geochemical analyses of groundwater, application of fluid dynamics to natural steam systems, electrical prospecting, seismic, gravity, and magnetic surveys. Environmental impacts, including noise, odors, subsidence, and legal problems involving developmental regulations, are reviewed. The advantages of cheap power, multiple use including greenhouse agricultural production and dilution of present saline irrigation water sources, power for cooling and heating are discussed. A 102-item computerized bibliography, most with full abstracts, is included, plus author index, and a detailed computerized keyword index constructed from terminology applied to each citation from the Water Resources Scientific Center's Water Resources Thesaurus, 2nd ed. (Author Modified Abstract)