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Fig. 11 | Geothermal Energy

Fig. 11

From: The 3D conductive thermal field of the North Alpine Foreland Basin: influence of the deep structure and the adjacent European Alps

Fig. 11

Temperature distribution at a depth of 3000 m bsl predicted for different ranges of thermal properties as assessed in a sensitivity analysis. Maps a, b show the influence of the thermal conductivity of the lower crystalline crust on the temperature distribution. Maps c, d show the impact of the radiogenic heat production of the upper crystalline crust on the thermal field. Different thermal conductivities of the lower crystalline crust have only a minor influence (±5 K) on the temperature distribution in the whole model area. A lower radiogenic heat production of the upper crystalline crust leads to overall lower predicted temperatures in the whole model and vice versa

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