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Helium in fumarole and well gases as an index of long-term geothermal potential

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dc.contributor.author Naughton, John J.
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Donald M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-30T00:24:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-30T00:24:45Z
dc.date.issued 1978
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.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/21074
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.
dc.description.sponsorship Work performed under support from grants from the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute and the National Science Foundation, Grant EAR73-00201-A02.
dc.format.extent 3 pages
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Geothermal Resources Council
dc.relation.ispartofseries H. I. G. Contributor No. 885
dc.relation.ispartofseries Transactions (Geothermal Resources Council)
dc.subject exploration
dc.subject research
dc.subject air quality
dc.subject fumarole
dc.subject helium
dc.subject geothermal exploration
dc.subject.lcsh Geothermal resources--Hawaii
dc.subject.lcsh Geothermal resources--Periodicals
dc.subject.lcsh Geothermal engineering--Periodicals
dc.subject.lcsh Geothermal power plants--Periodicals
dc.subject.lcsh Renewable energy sources--Oceania--Periodicals
dc.subject.lcsh Power resources--Oceania--Periodicals
dc.subject.lcsh Energy conservation--Oceania--Periodicals
dc.subject.lcsh Transactions (Geothermal Resources Council)
dc.title Helium in fumarole and well gases as an index of long-term geothermal potential
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
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