Modeling-Computer Simulations (Cull, 1981)

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Exploration Activity: Modeling-Computer Simulations (Cull, 1981)

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Exploration Technique Modeling-Computer Simulations
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Although absolute values of heat flow may not be accurately determined with conventional techniques even at depths of 1000 m, data useful for exploration can be obtained in shallower holes at a suitably chosen standard depth; constant corrections are then applicable but they need not be specified for relative heat flow. These values can then be used in modeling the local thermal structure which may then indicate a geothermal resource. For geothermal exploration it is preferable to measure heat flow at shallow depth (100 m) with a reduced data interval to ensure a constant climatic correction.


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