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Crustal Heat Flow
A Guide to Measurement and Modelling

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  • Date Published: August 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521792899

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  • Crustal Heat Flow: A Guide to Measurement and Modelling is a handbook for geologists and geophysicists who manipulate thermal data, particularly for petroleum exploration. In theory and with practical examples, the book discusses the sources of heat within the crust, describes how to maximize the accuracy of temperature data, covers the measurement of the thermal properties of rocks, and explains a number of maturity indicators. The second part covers a range of thermodynamic models of the lithosphere and shows how these can be used to reconstruct the thermal history of individual sedimentary basins.

    • Provides a comprehensive review of heat flow measurement and reduction techniques
    • For advanced students, researchers, and petroleum industry professionals alike
    • Provides clear and practical examples of heat flow theory central to geological modeling and oil exploration
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    "G.R. Beardsmore and J.P. Cull have provided a community of researchers and practicioners of heat flow studies with an information-packed and very welcome resource." Pure and Applied Geophysics

    "a book of its time...There is a great deal which can be learned from this book. With its emphasis on sound physics and quantitative examples, the approach or philosophy is admirable and comes across clearly." Australian Society Explorations Geophysicists

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521792899
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • contains: 94 b/w illus. 16 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. The Thermal State of the Earth:
    1. Terrestrial heat
    2. Heat generation
    Part II. Measurement Techniques:
    3. Thermal gradient
    4. Thermal conductivity
    5. Thermal maturity
    Part III. Modeling Techniques:
    6. Heat flow
    7. Lithospheric models
    8. Numerical modeling
    9. Unraveling the thermal history of sedimentary basins
    References.

  • Authors

    G. R. Beardsmore, University of Melbourne

    J. P. Cull, Monash University, Victoria

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