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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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Geothermal
Resource
Area
Geothermal
Region
Control
Structure
Host
Rock
Age
Host
Rock
Lithology
Mean
Capacity
Mean
Reservoir
Temp
Bouillante Geothermal Area Lesser Antilles Volcanic Arc Fault Intersection
Major Normal Fault
Chlorite 15 MW15,000 kW
15,000,000 W
15,000,000,000 mW
0.015 GW
1.5e-5 TW
528.15 K255 °C
491 °F
950.67 °R
Eburru Geothermal Area East African Rift System - Kenya Rift 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
Ohaaki Geothermal Area Taupo Volcanic Zone Fault Intersection Quaternary Volcaniclastic 122 MW122,000 kW
122,000,000 W
122,000,000,000 mW
0.122 GW
1.22e-4 TW
538.15 K265 °C
509 °F
968.67 °R
Pailas Geothermal Area Central American Volcanic Arc Chain Andesite 35 MW35,000 kW
35,000,000 W
35,000,000,000 mW
0.035 GW
3.5e-5 TW
Salt Wells Geothermal Area Northwest Basin and Range Geothermal Region 23.6 MW23,600 kW
23,600,000 W
23,600,000,000 mW
0.0236 GW
2.36e-5 TW
466.15 K193 °C
379.4 °F
839.07 °R
Sumatra-Sibayak Geothermal Area Sunda Volcanic Arc - Great Sumatra Fault Zone Fault Intersection Tertiary Sandstone; Limestone 12 MW12,000 kW
12,000,000 W
12,000,000,000 mW
0.012 GW
1.2e-5 TW
543.15 K270 °C
518 °F
977.67 °R
Yangbajain Geothermal Area Himalayan Mountain Range Fault Intersection 24 MW24,000 kW
24,000,000 W
24,000,000,000 mW
0.024 GW
2.4e-5 TW
478.15 K205 °C
401 °F
860.67 °R

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