Conduction Models Of The Temperature Distribution In The East Rift Zone Of Kilauea Volcano

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Journal Article: Conduction Models Of The Temperature Distribution In The East Rift Zone Of Kilauea Volcano

Abstract
Temperature variations in the 1966-meter Hawaii Geothermal Project well HGP-A are simulated by model studies using a finite element code for conductive heat flow. Three models were generated: a constant temperature source from a vertical dike; a constant heat-generating magma chamber; and a transient heat source from a tapered vertical dike. Fair correlation is obtained between the HGP-A well temperature and the tapered dike 125 years after it is injected with an initial (transient) 1200°C temperature. Results provide background information from which to evaluate the importance of water convection in maintaining the temperature distribution in the East Rift Zone.

Authors 
Albert J. Rudman and David Epp








Published Journal 
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 1983





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Citation

Albert J. Rudman,David Epp. 1983. Conduction Models Of The Temperature Distribution In The East Rift Zone Of Kilauea Volcano. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. (!) .