Exploration Of Geothermal Structure In Puga Geothermal Field, Ladakh Himalayas, India By Magnetotelluric Studies

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Journal Article: Exploration Of Geothermal Structure In Puga Geothermal Field, Ladakh Himalayas, India By Magnetotelluric Studies

Abstract
To understand the crustal electric structure of the Puga geothermal field located in the Ladakh Himalayas, wide band (1000 Hz-0.001 Hz) magnetotelluric (MT) study have been carried out in the Puga area. Thirty-five MT sites were occupied with site spacing varying from 0.4 to 1 km. The measurements were carried out along three profiles oriented in cast-west direction. After the preliminary analysis, the MT data were subjected to decomposition techniques. The one-dimensional inversion of the effective impedance data and the two-dimensional inversion of the TE (transverse electric) and TM (transverse magnetic) data confirm the presence of low resistive (5-25 Omega m) near surface region of 200-300 m thick in the anomalous geothermal part of the area related to the shallow geothermal reservoir. Additionally, the present study delineated an anomalous conductive zone (resistivity less than 10 Omega m) at a depth of about 2 km which is possibly related to the geothermal source in the area. A highly resistive basement layer separates the surface low resistive region and anomalous conductive part. The estimated minimum temperature at the top of conductive part is about 250 degrees C. The significance of the deeper conductive zone and its relation to the geothermal anomaly in the area is discussed. (C) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Authors 
T. Harinarayana, K. K. Abdul Azeez, D. N. Murthy, K. Veeraswamy, S. P. Eknath Rao, C. Manoj and K. Naganjaneyulu








Published Journal 
Journal of Applied Geophysics, 2006





DOI 
10.1016/j.jappgeo.2005.05.005


 

Citation

T. Harinarayana,K. K. Abdul Azeez,D. N. Murthy,K. Veeraswamy,S. P. Eknath Rao,C. Manoj,K. Naganjaneyulu. 2006. Exploration Of Geothermal Structure In Puga Geothermal Field, Ladakh Himalayas, India By Magnetotelluric Studies. Journal of Applied Geophysics. (!) .