By Christoph Clauser
This ebook bargains with the signatures left through geodynamic proceses within the temperature box of the Earth's crust. First, it introduces in short the confirmed, oblique tools for reading the current termperature box and techniques for reconstructing the thermal fields of the geological earlier. Then the spatial and temporal scales which are proper for warmth delivery strategies are defined. This challenge is mentioned either theoretically and at the foundation of knowledge from the German Continental Deep Drilling software (KTB). The weather of the final two hundred years and the postglacial warming in primary Europe are reconstructed at the foundation of 2 units of temperature info from shallow and deep boreholes. This publication is written for an viewers at a sophisticated undergraduate or graduate point with an knowing of uncomplicated actual ideas. It avoids specific terminology, and distinct phrases are brought.
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The inversion method used here is the "generalized inverse" or "singular value decomposition" (Lanczos 1961; Jackson 1972; Menke 1989). Its application to the geothermal inverse problem is 24 described in detail by Mareschal and Beltrami (1992) and Clauser and Mareschal (1995). The solution of the 1-D diffusion equation using initial and boundary conditions for a conductive half-space provides a first approximation for the temperature disturbance (Carslaw and Jaeger 1959): OT ~2T 3t ~z 2 (11) where t is time, K is thermal diffusivity, and z is depth, with the positive axis downwards.
The mean thermal diffusivity for the eight localities in Bavaria is K = 0 . 06 mm 2 s-1. Thermal diffusivity was not determined for the Bohemian boreholes and values for heat production rate are only available for some of them. borehole No. 2 * Because it is so close to the Vitkov borehole, the same thermal conductivity value was assumed for the Pernolec borehole. ~. _. , 1 Wfdfersreuth 2 Weissenltadt 3 FlOthenbaeh4 Neusorg 5 Falkenberg 6 P011ersreuth 7 Remmelberg 8 Griesbach A Zedm Chodov B Vitkov C Pernolec D Lore u St~ibra E Bor u raohov, F Holubov A KTB .
The difference from the present conditions is plotted. 43 -0 -5 _ 10 - ~ Saxothuringian Palaeozoic ~-- ~etzldorf Unit ~ 15 kn fault seismic reflector HVZ veloeRy-zoneSeismic hi/~h- Erbendorf FL Franeonian line Greensehlst Zone E L Erbendorf line EB Erbendorf body Gneisses Metabasites ~ Zone Erbendorf7ohenstr~uss Plate 12. Geological structure in an E - W section through the KTB site, showing geological units, tithoto~cal structures, and seismic reflectors (B, ES, G, SE) according to the results of 3-D reflection seismics (after Hirschmann 1993).
Thermal Signatures of Heat Transfer Processes in the Earth's Crust by Christoph Clauser