Data Acquisition-Manipulation At Coso Geothermal Area (1982)

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Exploration Activity: Data Acquisition-Manipulation At Coso Geothermal Area (1982)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Coso Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Data Acquisition-Manipulation
Activity Date 1982

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

Exploration Basis
Develop parameters to identify geothermal region
Statistical methods are outlined to separate spatially, temporally, and magnitude-dependent portions of both the random and non-random components of the seismicity. The methodology employed compares the seismicity distributions with a generalized Poisson distribution. Temporally related events are identified by the distribution of the interoccurrence times. From the temporal characteristics of the seismicity associated with these regions, a general discriminant was constructed that combines several physical parameters for identifying the presence of a geothermal system.


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