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Abstract

Temperature data from about 6000 boreholes in the Federal Republic of Germany were computerised, controlled and adjusted with BGR/NLfB's in-house database. A final database has been established containing formation temperatures of measured boreholes as a function of depth, as well as the data quality and all necessary additional information. A system has been developed which can record temperature measurements in boreholes, calculate formation temperatures by considering their quality and establish maps of borehole sites, temperature and gradient depth profiles and isoline maps for any depths and scales. The system was used to produce maps for 1000 and 2000 m depth for Germany. The sometimes considerable deviations from previous presentations mainly result from the necessary corrections applied for BHT-data. Temperature data are on average 5 to 10 K higher than previously calculated. Therefore, the geothermal resources and reserves will also be higher than expected.

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Authors: SCHULZ R, NIEDERSAECHSISCHES LANDESAMT FUER BODENFORSCHUNG, HANNOVER (DE);HAENEL R, NIEDERSAECHSISCHES LANDESAMT FUER BODENFORSCHUNG, HANNOVER (DE);WERNER K H NIEDERSAECHSISCHES LANDESAMT FUER BODENFORSCHUNG, HANNOVER (DE), NIEDERSAECHSISCHES LANDESAMT FUER BODENFORSCHUNG, HANNOVER (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11998 DE (1990), 75 PP., MF, ECU 4, AVAILABLE FROM THE OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, L-2985 LUXEMBOURG
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Record Number: 1989128023100 / Last updated on: 1990-11-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: de