Chemical indicators of subsurface temperature applied to hot waters of Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. USA

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Author: Fournier, R.O., Truesdell, A.H.
Description:Under favorable conditions the chemistry of hot springs may give reliable indications of subsurface temperatures and circulation patterns. These chemical indicators can be classified by the type of process involved. All these indicators have certain limitations. The silica geothermometer gives results independent of the local mineral suite and gas partial pressures, but may be affected by dilution. Alkali ratios are strongly affected by the local mineral suite and the formation of complex ions. Carbonate-chloride ratios are strongly affected by subsurface PCO2. For more information on this resource, please see the link provided.
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Organization Name: University of Idaho
Street: Morrill Hall, University of Idaho
City: Moscow
State: ID
Zip: 83844-3014
Phone: 208-885-7991
Geographic Extent
North Bounding Latitude: 49
South Bounding Latitude: 42
East Bounding Longitude: -111
West Bounding Longitude: -117.25