Warm or Steaming Ground

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Warm or Steaming Ground:
An area where geothermal heat is conducted to the earth’s surface, warming the ground and sometimes causing steam to form when water is present.
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Steam rising from the ground at Eldvorp, a 10 km row of craters, in Southwestern Iceland. http://www.visiticeland.com/SearchResults/Attraction/eldvorp

Warm or steaming ground is often an indicator of a geothermal system beneath the surface. In some cases a geothermal system may not show any visible evidence on the surface, however after a rain fall water may seep beneath the surface, get heated, and rise from the ground as steam. A classic example of this is at the Svartsengi Geothermal Area in Iceland, where the Blue Lagoon is located. The Geothermal area was unknown until the 1960’s when local people observed steam rising from the ground after rainfalls.

Examples

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CSV
Geothermal
Resource
Area
Geothermal
Region
Control
Structure
Host
Rock
Age
Host
Rock
Lithology
Mean
Capacity
Mean
Reservoir
Temp
Bouillante Geothermal AreaLesser Antilles Volcanic ArcFault Intersection
Major Normal Fault
Chlorite15 MW
15,000 kW
15,000,000 W
15,000,000,000 mW
0.015 GW
1.5e-5 TW
528.15 K
255 °C
491 °F
950.67 °R
Eburru Geothermal AreaEast African Rift System - Kenya RiftBasalt2.5 MW
2,500 kW
2,500,000 W
2,500,000,000 mW
0.0025 GW
2.5e-6 TW
578.15 K
305 °C
581 °F
1,040.67 °R
Ohaaki Geothermal AreaTaupo Volcanic ZoneFault IntersectionQuaternaryVolcaniclastic122 MW
122,000 kW
122,000,000 W
122,000,000,000 mW
0.122 GW
1.22e-4 TW
538.15 K
265 °C
509 °F
968.67 °R
Pailas Geothermal AreaCentral American Volcanic Arc ChainAndesite35 MW
35,000 kW
35,000,000 W
35,000,000,000 mW
0.035 GW
3.5e-5 TW
Salt Wells Geothermal AreaNorthwest Basin and Range Geothermal Region23.6 MW
23,600 kW
23,600,000 W
23,600,000,000 mW
0.0236 GW
2.36e-5 TW
466.15 K
193 °C
379.4 °F
839.07 °R
Sumatra-Sibayak Geothermal AreaSunda Volcanic Arc - Great Sumatra Fault ZoneFault IntersectionTertiarySandstone; Limestone12 MW
12,000 kW
12,000,000 W
12,000,000,000 mW
0.012 GW
1.2e-5 TW
543.15 K
270 °C
518 °F
977.67 °R
Yangbajain Geothermal AreaHimalayan Mountain RangeFault Intersection24 MW
24,000 kW
24,000,000 W
24,000,000,000 mW
0.024 GW
2.4e-5 TW
478.15 K
205 °C
401 °F
860.67 °R

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