Isotopic Analysis- Fluid At Coso Geothermal Area (1982)
Exploration Activity: Isotopic Analysis- Fluid At Coso Geothermal Area (1982)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Coso Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Isotopic Analysis- Fluid|
Determine recharge for the system
Thirty-nine water samples were collected from the Coso geothermal system and vicinity and were analyzed for major chemical constituents and deltaD and delta18O. Non-thermal ground waters from the Coso Range were found to be isotopically heavier than non-thermal ground waters from the Sierra Nevada to the west. The deltaD value for the deep thermal water at Coso is similar to that of the Sierra water, suggesting that the major recharge for the hydrothermal system comes from the Sierra Nevada rather than from local precipitation on the Coso Range.
- Fournier, R.O.; Thompson, J.M. (1 October 1982) An isotopic study of the Coso, California, geothermal area