Evaluation of thermal remote sensing as a low-cost regional geothermal exploration technique in New Mexico. Final report

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Airborne and satellite borne thermal infrared scanner data were analyzed for application in the exploration of geothermal resources in New Mexico. The location for this study was the East Mesa Geothermal Field near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Primary sensor was the Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) which obtained data at 10-meter resolution. Additional data for comparison came from the Heat Capacity Mapping Mission (HCMM) satellite which provided data at 600-meter resolution. These data were compared to the soils, vegetation, and geology of the area, as well as borehole temperature data in an attempt to explain temperature patterns and anomalies. Thermal ... continued below

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Inglis, M. & Budge, T.K. March 1, 1985.

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Airborne and satellite borne thermal infrared scanner data were analyzed for application in the exploration of geothermal resources in New Mexico. The location for this study was the East Mesa Geothermal Field near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Primary sensor was the Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) which obtained data at 10-meter resolution. Additional data for comparison came from the Heat Capacity Mapping Mission (HCMM) satellite which provided data at 600-meter resolution. These data were compared to the soils, vegetation, and geology of the area, as well as borehole temperature data in an attempt to explain temperature patterns and anomalies. Thermal infrared scanner data were found to be too sensitive to solar-induced temperature anomalies to directly reflect the presence of subsurface geothermal anomalies but may provide valuable supporting information for a geothermal exploration program. 15 refs., 16 figs., 3 tabs.

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NTIS, PC A04/MF A01; 1 - NMERDI Univ. of New Mexico, 457 Washington SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

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  • Other: DE85901266
  • Report No.: NMERDI-2-71-4221
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  • DOI: 10.2172/5626642 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5626642
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092584

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Inglis, M. & Budge, T.K. Evaluation of thermal remote sensing as a low-cost regional geothermal exploration technique in New Mexico. Final report, report, March 1, 1985; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092584/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.