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GEOTHERMICS

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The science pertaining to the earth's interior heat. Its main practical application is in finding natural concentrations of hot water, the source of Geothermal Energy, for use in electric power generation and direct heat applications such as space heating and industrial drying processes. Heat is produced within the crust and upper mantle of the earth primarily by decay of radioactive elements. This geothermal energy is transferred to the earth's surface by diffusion and by convection movement of magma (molten rock) and deep-lying circulating water. Surface hydrothermal manifestations include hot springs, geysers, and Fumaroles.

 

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A POSTERIORI CLA...A PRIORI CLASSIF...A&C
A&I
A&R
A-HORIZON
A-Scale Sound Le...A WPR
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AAEE
AANWR
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