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Mountainous

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Mountainous:
A geothermal areal located in terrain characterized by rugged and steep topography with high relief
Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle


Topographic Features

List of topographic features commonly encountered in geothermal resource areas:
The interior of Iceland holds a vast expanse of mountainous geothermal areas, one of the more famous areas is landmannalaugar, Iceland. Photo by Darren Atkins

Mountainous regions are characterized by rugged terrain and steep topography formed through complex structural deformation. Mountainous regions typically occur adjacent to convergent plate boundaries (e.g. subduction zones or at the collision zone between two or more continental tectonic plates) or their fossil equivalents. Mountains may also be present along the margins of major rift zones, where extension has resulted in crustal thinning and the formation of down-dropped basinal blocks bounded by normal range front faults.

Examples

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Geothermal
Resource
Area
Geothermal
Region
Tectonic
Setting
Host
Rock
Age
Host
Rock
Lithology
Mean
Capacity
Mean
Reservoir
Temp
Eburru Geothermal Area East African Rift System - Kenya Rift Rift Zone Basalt 2.5 MW2,500 kW
2,500,000 W
2,500,000,000 mW
0.0025 GW
2.5e-6 TW
578.15 K305 °C
581 °F
1,040.67 °R
Mt Princeton Hot Springs Geothermal Area Rio Grande Rift 10 MW10,000 kW
10,000,000 W
10,000,000,000 mW
0.01 GW
1.0e-5 TW
433.15 K160 °C
320 °F
779.67 °R
Takigami Geothermal Area Ryuku Arc Extensional Tectonics
Subduction Zone
Tertiary Andesite 28 MW28,000 kW
28,000,000 W
28,000,000,000 mW
0.028 GW
2.8e-5 TW
478.15 K205 °C
401 °F
860.67 °R

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