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Table 1 The thermal and hydraulical properties prescribed to the layers of the numerical model

From: The origin of deep geothermal anomalies in the German Molasse Basin: results from 3D numerical models of coupled fluid flow and heat transport

Layer Dominant lithology Ref Porosity (–) Ref Hydraulic conductivity (m/s) Ref Heat capacity [MJ/(kg K)] Ref Thermal conductivity [W/(mK)] Ref Radiogenic heat production (W/cbm) Ref
1–6 Folded Molasse conglomerate, sand, silt, clay 8 0.029 1 2.00E−08 4 2.5 1 2.1 2 1.45E−06 1
7–13 Foreland Molasse conglomerate, sand, silt, clay 8 0.029 1 2.00E−07 4 2.5 1 2.1 2 1.45E−06 1
14 Cretaceous claystone, limestone 8 0.029 1 5.00E−05 4 2.5 1 2.8 1 1.50E−06 1
15 Purbeck limestone, claystone 8 0.060 2 1.00E−06 1 2.3 1 2.7 1 1.50E−06 1
16 Malm Zeta (Massen) limestone, dolomite 8 0.075 2 Variable 5 2.3 1 2.6 3 1.50E−06 1
Malm Zeta (Schicht) limestone, dolomite 8 0.035 3 Variable 5 2.3 1 2.6 3 1.50E−06 1
17 Malm Epsilon (Massen) limestone, dolomite 8 0.075 2 Variable 5 2.3 1 2.6 3 1.50E−06 1
Malm Epsilon (Schicht) limestone, dolomite 8 0.035 3 Variable 5 2.3 1 2.6 3 1.50E−06 1
18 Malm Delta (Massen) limestone, dolomite 8 0.075 2 Variable 5 2.3 1 2.6 3 1.50E−06 1
Malm Delta (Schicht) limestone, dolomite 8 0.035 3 Variable 5 2.3 1 2.6 3 1.50E−06 1
19 Malm Gamma (Massen) limestone, dolomite 8 0.051 1 Variable 5 2.3 1 2.2 1 1.50E−06 1
Malm Gamma (Schicht) limestone, dolomite 8 0.035 3 Variable 5 2.3 1 2.2 1 1.50E−06 1
20 Malm Beta (Massen) limestone, dolomite 8 0.051 1 1.00E−09 6 2.3 1 2.2 1 1.55E−06 1
Malm Beta (Schicht) limestone, dolomite 8 0.035 3 1.00E−09 6 2.3 1 2.2 1 1.55E−06 1
21 Malm Alpha (Massen) limestone, dolomite, claystone 8 0.051 1 1.00E−09 6 2.3 1 2.2 1 1.55E−06 1
Malm Alpha (Schicht) limestone, dolomite, claystone 8 0.035 3 1.00E−09 6 2.3 1 1.9 3 1.55E−06 1
Helvetic limestone, dolomite, claystone 8 0.035 3 1.00E−09 1 2.3 1 1.9 3 1.55E−06 1
22–23 PreMalm claystone, sandstone, marl 8 0.051 1 5.00E−06 4 2.3 1 2.2 1 1.55E−06 1
24–26 Crystalline crust granite/granodiorit 9 1.0E−09 9 1.00E−21 4 3.2 1 3.1 1 1.50E−06 7
Faults    0.200 10; 1 5.00E−05 10; 1 2.6 10; 1 2.6 10; 1   
  1. The influence of each property on the predicted thermal field has been tested systematically
  2. References: (1) Schulz and Thomas (2012), (2) Koch et al. (2009), (3) Homuth et al. (2014), (4) StMWIT (2010), (5) Birner (2013), (6) Birner et al. (2009), (7) Noack et al. (2013), (8) Freudenberger and Schwerd (1996), (9) Scheck (1997), (10) Cherubini et al. (2014)