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TitleUsing geodetic data in geothermal areas
AuthorVasco, D W; Rutqvist, J; Jeanne, P; Samsonov, S VORCID logo; Hartline, C
SourceThe Leading Edge vol. 39, issue 12, 2020 p. 845-924, Open Access logo Open Access
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20200619
PublisherThe Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectseconomic geology; environmental geology; Science and Technology; geodetic networks; geothermal resources; energy resources; geothermal energy
Illustrationsmodels; magnetic maps; figures
Released2020 12 01
AbstractGeodetic observations, often in conjunction with other data, provide a cost-effective means for identifying and characterizing geothermal resources. A review of the various methods reveals how the technology for measuring deformation has advanced considerably in the past few decades. Currently, interferometric synthetic aperture radar is the method of choice for monitoring deformation at a geothermal field. A discussion of geodetic monitoring at The Geysers geothermal field, California, illustrates some of the progress made and the challenges that remain.
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This article discusses how geodetic observations can help identify and understand geothermal resources, which are sources of clean and sustainable energy. Geothermal energy comes from the heat within the Earth, and it can be harnessed for electricity generation and heating.
Over the years, the technology for measuring changes in the Earth's surface has improved significantly. One of the most effective methods for monitoring these changes in geothermal fields is interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR). InSAR uses radar to create detailed maps of how the ground is moving, which is crucial for studying geothermal fields.
The article focuses on geodetic monitoring at The Geysers geothermal field in California, which is one of the largest geothermal power plants in the world. By using geodetic techniques like InSAR, scientists can track ground movement and better understand the behavior of the geothermal reservoir. This information helps in managing and optimizing the production of geothermal energy.
The scientific impact lies in the use of advanced technology like InSAR to monitor geothermal fields, making it easier to locate and characterize geothermal resources. Geothermal energy is a valuable renewable resource, and understanding it better can contribute to sustainable and clean energy production.

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