Shallow Temperature Surveys

The ATLAS Team helped reinvigorate the use of shallow temperature surveys in geothermal exploration and assessment and improved and refined the methodology originally used, and later discarded, in the 1980s.  Below are some publications documenting the results and method refinement tested and implemented at geothermal systems in Nevada.

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Zehner, R.E., Tullar, K. N., and Rutledge, E, 2012, Effectiveness of 2-Meter and Geoprobe Shallow Temperature Surveys in Early Stage Geothermal Exploration, Transactions Geothermal Resources Council 36: 835-841.

Sladek, C., M. Coolbaugh, R. Penfield, J. Skord, and L. Williamson, 2012. The Influences of Thermal Diffusivity and Weather on Shallow (2-Meter) Temperature Measurements. Transactions Geothermal Resources Council 36: 793-797.

2012

Skord, J., C. Sladek, M. Coolbaugh, P.H. Cashman, M. Lazaro, and C. Kratt, 2011. Two-Meter Temperature Surveys for Geothermal Exploration Project at NAS Fallon. Transactions Geothermal Resources Council 35: 1023-1027.

2011

2011

Coolbaugh, M., C. Sladek, P. Lechler, C. Kratt, and L. Shevenell, 2011.  Task 3.0   Geothermal Prospecting — Subtask 3.2: Shallow temperature and soil gas surveys. Prepared for: The Nevada Renewable Energy Consortium, Janurary 17, 2011. 30 p.

2011

Coolbaugh, M.F., C. Sladek, and C. Kratt, 2010.  Compensation for Seasonal and Surface Affects of Shallow (Two-Meter) Temperature Measurements.  Transactions Geothermal Resources Council 34: 851-856.

2010

Kratt, C., C. Sladek, and M. Coolbaugh, 2010.  Boom and Bust with the Latest 2m Temperature Surveys: Dead Horse Wells, Hawthorne Army Depot, Terraced Hills, and Other Areas in Nevada. Transactions Geothermal Resources Council 34: 567-574.

2010

Kratt, C., Sladek, C., and Coolbaugh, M., 2010, Boom and bust with the latest two-meter temperature surveys: Dead Horse Wells, Hawthorne Army Depot, Terraced Hills, and other areas in Nevada: Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 34, p. 567-574.

2010

Coolbaugh, M.F., Sladek, C., and C. Kratt, 2010. Compensation for Seasonal and Surface Affects of Shallow (Two-Meter) Temperature Measurements. Transactions Geothermal Resources Council 34: 851-856.

2010

Kratt, C., Coolbaugh, M., Peppin, B., and C. Sladek, 2009.  Identification of a New Blind Geothermal System with Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Shallow Temperature Measurements at Columbus Salt Marsh, Esmeralda County, Nevada.   Transactions Geothermal 33: 481-485.

2009

Kratt, C., Coolbaugh, M., Peppin, B., and C. Sladek, 2009.  Identification of a New Blind Geothermal System with Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Shallow Temperature Measurements at Columbus Salt Marsh, Esmeralda County, Nevada.   Transactions Geothermal Geothermal Resources Council 33: 481-485.

2009

Sladek, C., Coolbaugh, M.F., and C. Kratt, 2009.  Improvements in Shallow (Two-Meter) Temperature Measurements and Data Interpretation.   Transactions Geothermal Resources Council 33: 535-541.

2009

Kratt, C., Coolbaugh, M., Sladek, C., Zehner, R., Penfield, R., and B. Delwiche, 2008. A New Gold Pan for the West: Discovering Blind Geothermal Systems with Shallow Temperature Surveys.  Transactions Geothermal Resources Council 32: 153-158.

2008

Coolbaugh, M.F., Sladek, C., Faulds, J.E., Zehner, R.E., and Oppliger, G.L., 2007, Use of rapid temperature measurements at a 2-meter depth to augment deeper temperature gradient drilling: Proceedings, 32nd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 22-24, 2007, 7 p.

2007

Desert Queen, Nevada Shallow Temperature Survey Results

 

 

Sladek, C., Coolbaugh, M.F., and R.E. Zehner, 2007. Development of 2-Meter Soil Temperature Probes and Results of Temperature Survey Conducted at Desert Peak, Nevada, USA.  Transactions Geothermal Resources Council 31: 363-368.

2007

Shevenell, L., Coolbaugh, M., Faulds, J., Oppliger, G., Calvin, W., Louie, J., Blewitt, G., Kratt, C., Arehart, G., Sladek, C., Lechler, P., and Garside, L., 2004, Accomplishments at the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy: Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 28, p. 47-51.

2004

 

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