The Influence of Groundwater Flow on Thermal Regimes in Mountainous Terrain

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Active circulation of cool groundwater in mountainous terrain can cause an advective disturbance of the thermal regime. This factor complicates interpretation of data collected in geothermal exploration programs. An isothermal free-surface model has been developed which provides qualitative insight into the nature of an advective disturbance as it is affected by topography, permeability and climate. A fully coupled model of fluid and heat transfer is being developed for quantitative study of idealized mountain hydrothermal systems.

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Forster, Craig & Smith, Leslie January 21, 1986.

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Active circulation of cool groundwater in mountainous terrain can cause an advective disturbance of the thermal regime. This factor complicates interpretation of data collected in geothermal exploration programs. An isothermal free-surface model has been developed which provides qualitative insight into the nature of an advective disturbance as it is affected by topography, permeability and climate. A fully coupled model of fluid and heat transfer is being developed for quantitative study of idealized mountain hydrothermal systems.

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  • Proceedings, Eleventh Workshop Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 21-23, 1986

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  • Report No.: SGP-TR-93-20
  • Grant Number: AS03-80SF11459
  • Grant Number: AS07-83ID12529
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 887113
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc875956

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Forster, Craig & Smith, Leslie. The Influence of Groundwater Flow on Thermal Regimes in Mountainous Terrain, article, January 21, 1986; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc875956/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.