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Table 6 Physical properties of Grenvillian rocks in the PM domain (Model 1), Shawinigan domain (Model 2), PDLD (Model 3) and from well cores (Model 4); average values in parentheses

From: Numerical analysis of the role of radiogenic basement on temperature distribution in the St. Lawrence Lowlands, Québec

Basement \(\rho _r\) (\(\hbox {kg m}^{-3}\)) \(C_U\) (ppm) \(C_{Th}\) (ppm) \(C_K\) (%) A (\(\upmu \hbox {W m}^{-3}\)) k (\(\hbox {W m}^{-1}\hbox { K}^{-1}\))
Model 1 2620–3050 0.05–6.0 0.5–56 0.05–5.59 0.94 2.39–3.87
(2790) (1.61) (4.65) (1.64)   (3.0)
Model 2 2580–3350 0–17.7 0–68.1 0.01–7.91 1.42 2.02–3.92
(2760) (1.91) (10.38) (2.92)   (2.65)
Model 3 2575–2775 0.5–1.9 2.1–14 0.78–5.48 0.91 3.02–5.15
(2680) (1.18) (4.05) (3.55)   (3.8)
Model 4 2580–2620 0.67–4.73 0.6–22 1.34–5.8 1.18 2.26–2.71
(2598) (1.60) (6.87) (3.64)   (2.54)