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Item Description Naughton, John J. en_US Thomas, Donald en_US 2011-08-30T00:24:45Z 2011-08-30T00:24:45Z 1978 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Naughton JJ, Thomas D. 1978. Helium in fumarole and well gases as an index of long-term geothermal potential. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions. 2: 479-481. en_US
dc.description.abstract We have used fumaroles and degassing vents around Kilauea volcano as models of producing geothermal areas. Excess helium has been found in gases from fumaroles characterized by long-term activity, and is absent in gases from short-lived hot spots, from dry vents or fissures formed by recent activity, and from old degassed lava lakes. From this it is inferred that the absence of helium in gases from geothermal areas would indicate that they receive heat from a limited magma body, and would be expected to yield extractable heat for only a comparatively short period. The geothermal well at Puna, Hawaii, has given positive helium indications. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Work performed under support from grants from the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute and the National Science Foundation, Grant EAR73-00201-A02. en_US
dc.format.extent 3 p. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Geothermal Resources Council en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries H. I. G. Contributor No. 885 en_US
dc.subject exploration en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.title Helium in Fumarole and Well Gases as an Index of Long-Term Geothermal Potential en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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