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Table 6 Simulation parameters’ values and boundary conditions for the optimistic and pessimistic scenarios

From: Geothermal resource assessment of remote sedimentary basins with sparse data: lessons learned from Anticosti Island, Canada

Thermal unitsOptimistic scenarioPessimistic scenario
Lithological zonesLithological zones
12341234
Thermal conductivity (W m−1 K−1)
 Ch–Ju–GRn.a1.901.901.90n.a2.852.852.85
 Merrimackn.a1.791.791.79n.a2.692.692.69
 Bs–EB–UV1.831.891.852.252.752.832.783.38
 Lower Vauréal1.851.831.811.932.772.742.722.90
 Macasty1.741.741.74n.a2.612.612.61n.a
 Upper Mingan1.911.831.861.972.872.742.792.95
 Lower Mingan1.931.991.921.912.902.982.882.86
 Romaine2.532.562.372.383.803.843.553.57
 Basement4.712.70
Heat generation rate (µW m−3)
 Ch–Ju–GRn.a0.670.670.67n.a0.670.670.67
 Merrimackn.a1.171.171.17n.a1.171.171.17
 Bs–EB–UV0.840.720.900.410.840.720.900.41
 Lower Vauréal0.910.961.060.940.910.961.060.94
 Macasty2.872.872.87n.a2.872.872.87x
 Upper Mingan0.631.461.020.710.631.461.020.71
 Lower Mingan0.710.830.580.790.710.830.580.79
 Romaine0.650.690.740.660.650.690.740.66
 Basement (for the 3D model)1.640.41
BHT (for the 1D simulations)Corrected BHT for drilling and paleoclimatic effectUncorrected BHT
T0Undisturbed surface temperature 
Mantle heat flux15 mW m−2