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Journal Article: Developing The Geothermal Resources Map Of Iran

Geothermal exploration involves a high degree of uncertainty and financial risk, and requires reliable exploration data to constrain development decisions. The paper describes a geothermal exploration and resource identification method that is based on building a map of potential geothermal resource areas by combining geological, geochemical and geophysical datasets; it is a powerful tool for visualizing new and existing data during decision-making processes. By performing suitability analysis and geothermal area identification, and by establishing criteria to define geothermal resources with development potential, a map of Iran was constructed highlighting 18 promising areas.

Hossein Yousefi, Younes Noorollahi, Sachio Ehara, Ryuichi Itoi, Amin Yousefi, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Jun Nishijima and Kyuro Sasaki

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Geothermics, 2010

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Hossein Yousefi,Younes Noorollahi,Sachio Ehara,Ryuichi Itoi,Amin Yousefi,Yasuhiro Fujimitsu,Jun Nishijima,Kyuro Sasaki. 2010. Developing The Geothermal Resources Map Of Iran. Geothermics. (!) .