Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Log

The Geological Survey focused on collecting water well temperature data as an indicator of temperature gradients, radionuclide chemistry as a potential natural augmentation to heat production, thermal conductivity measurements which impact heat flow, and structural data particularly rock anisotropy and fracture data. Thermal conductivity and geochemical data for 40 rock samples plus 17 water well temperature records were uploaded to the National Geothermal Data System for easy access.

Vermont Studies:
Water well temperature profiles
Water well logging process
Thermal Conductivity and Geochemistry Data (VGS Technical Report TR13-2)
Geothermal Summary Poster, 2013

Links:
Geothermal Technologies Program, US DOE
National Geothermal Data System
The Future of Geothermal Energy, MIT, 2006

Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Vermont Geological Survey

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