Numerical Modeling At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (McKenna & Blackwell, 2003)

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Exploration Activity: Numerical Modeling At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (McKenna & Blackwell, 2003)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Dixie Valley Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Numerical Modeling
Activity Date 2003 - 2003

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
These numerical models were made to analyze the transient behavior of extensional basin and range geothermal systems.
 
Notes
Numerical models were made utilizing a range of bulk rock permeability's. The evolution of the geothermal systems temperature with time was analyzed. Typical geometry for basin and range extensional systems was used in the models. The most significant observations from these simulations were that transient effects in basin and range geothermal systems can radically change the maximum predicted reservoir temperature.

 
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