SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences

Geothermics

Heat Flow in the Lithosphere

Authors: Pasquale, Vincenzo, Verdoya, Massimo, Chiozzi, Paolo

  • 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
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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.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Lithosphere Structure and Dynamics

    Pasquale, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Heat Conduction and Thermal Parameters

    Pasquale, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 15-52

  • Thermal State

    Pasquale, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 53-78

  • Temperature and Magmatic Processes

    Pasquale, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 79-100

  • Heat in the Groundwater Flow

    Pasquale, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 101-116

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-02511-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02510-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geothermics
Book Subtitle
Heat Flow in the Lithosphere
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02511-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02511-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-02510-0
Series ISSN
2191-5369
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 119
Number of Illustrations and Tables
55 b/w illustrations
Topics