A Regional Terrestrial Heat-Flow Study in Arizona

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Author: Charles R. Shearer
Description:A Regional Terrestrial Heat-Flow Study in Arizona, a PhD thesis by Charles R. Shearer, was submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in Geoscience at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, New Mexico. Regional studies of terrestrial heat flow provide data which are important boundary conditions for lithospheric thermal models. Heat-flow data combined with measurements of radiogenic heat production in the upper crust can provide information about thermal processes in the crust and upper mantle. This study resulted in new heat-flow values in Arizona and four new heat-flow values in southwestern New Mexico. Radiogenic heat production data and reduced heat-flow values are presented for 12 sites in Arizona. The complete report can be downloaded as a PDF. This resource was provided by the Arizona Geological Survey and made available for distribution through the National Geothermal Data System.
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Organization Name: Arizona Geological Survey
Street: 416 W Congress St #100
City: Tucson
State: AZ
Zip: 85704
Phone: 520-772-3500
Geographic Extent
North Bounding Latitude: 37.0867356538
South Bounding Latitude: 31.2747964738
East Bounding Longitude: -108.905277327
West Bounding Longitude: -115.057621077