Thermal And-Or Near Infrared At Coso Geothermal Area (2009)

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Exploration Activity: Thermal And-Or Near Infrared At Coso Geothermal Area (2009)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Coso Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Thermal And-Or Near Infrared
Activity Date 2009

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
Determine the importance of elevation and temperature inversions using thermal infrared satellite images
 
Notes
Examples of nighttime temperature inversions are shown in thermal infrared satellite images collected over the Coso geothermal field in eastern California. Temperature-elevation plots show the normal trend of temperature decrease with elevation, on which temperature inversions appear superimposed as opposite trends.


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