Geophysical Surveys In Parvati Valley Geothermal Field, Kullu, India

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Journal Article: Geophysical Surveys In Parvati Valley Geothermal Field, Kullu, India

Abstract
Direct current resistivity surveys and shallow temperature measurements were carried out for geothermal exploration in a part of Parvati valley, goethermal field, Himachal Pradesh, India. At a few places, the Schlumberger soundings pointed to the presence of a relatively low-resistivity shallow layer, which probably represents fractured and jointed quartzite, saturated with hot/cold water. Wenner resistivity profiles indicate the presence of some possible shallow subsurface lateral hot water channels across the valley at Manikaran. Shallow temperature measurements show a good subsurface thermal anomaly near the confluence of the rivers Brahmaganga and Parvati. The results of the survey, together with other available geodata, suggest that an anomalous heat source does not lie beneath the study area. It is postulated that the meteoric water, originating at high elevations after heating as a result of circulation at depth, emerges at the surface in the Parvati valley as hot springs, after mixing in various proportions with near surface cold waters.

Authors 
S. B. Rakesh Kumar, Singh, Mohan, L. Gupta and G. V. Rao








Published Journal 
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 1982





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Citation

S. B. Rakesh Kumar,Singh,Mohan,L. Gupta,G. V. Rao. 1982. Geophysical Surveys In Parvati Valley Geothermal Field, Kullu, India. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. (!) .