Ground radon survey of a geothermal area in Hawaii

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Journal Article: Ground radon survey of a geothermal area in Hawaii

Abstract
Rates of ground radon emanation, inthe Puna geothermal area on the lower east riftof Kilauea volcano, were measured by alpha particle sensitive cellulose nitrate films. The survey successfully defined an area of thermal significance associated with the rift structure,and suggests that a thermally driven ground gas convection system exists within, and peripheralto, the rift. This type of survey was found suitable for the basaltic island environment characteristic of Hawaii and is now used in Hawaii as a routine geothermal exploration technique.

Author 
Malcolm E. Cox






Published Journal 
Geophysical Research Letters, 1980



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Malcolm E. Cox. 1980. Ground radon survey of a geothermal area in Hawaii. Geophysical Research Letters. 7(4):283-286.


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  1. Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area
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