Pasquale, Vincenzo, Verdoya, Massimo, Chiozzi, Paolo
2014, VIII, 119 p. 55 illus.
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Offers a clear overview of the thermal structure of the Earth
Gives an insight into the formation processes and upwelling mechanisms of magma
Presents an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of magma solidification, which involve phase change, and cooling of both intrusive igneous bodies and lava covers
Introduces the methods for measuring the thermal properties and the radiogenic heat of rocks
Presents analytical methods for the quantitative inference of the groundwater flow from analyses of subsurface temperature data
After a brief review of global tectonics and the structure of the crust and upper mantle, the basic relations of conductive heat transport and the rock thermal properties are introduced as well as the various methods for measuring thermal conductivity and heat generation due to the decay of radioactive elements. The authors analyze geothermal flow and the thermal state of the lithosphere and deep interior and discuss the fundamental problems related to the formation, upwelling mechanisms, solidification and cooling of magmas. The text presents analytical methods that allow us to gain information on heat and groundwater flow from the analyses of temperature–depth data. It also provides ample data and examples to facilitate understanding of the different topics. This book is useful to researchers and graduate students interested in pure and applied geothermics.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Conductive Heat - Geothermal Flow - Heat in the Groundwater Flow - Lithosphere Thermal State - Magma Formation and Upwelling Mechanisms - Radiogenic Heat - Rock Thermal Properties