geothermometry


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geothermometry

the branch of geology that measures temperatures deep below the surface of the earth; geologic thermometry.
See also: Geology, Heat
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Amphibole is stable over a wide range of pressure (P) and temperature (T), making it useful for determining the geothermometry and geobarometry of calc-alkaline intrusive magmatic systems (Blundy et al.
The main use of chemical geothermometry is estimation of reservoir temperature before reaching the cooling district.
Indirect methods, such as geothermometry and analysis of satellite imagery, have been used to identify parts of northwestern Nebraska that have high geothermal potential.
1983, Plagioclase-clinopyroxene-garnet-quartz equilibria and the geobarometry and geothermometry of garnet amphibolites from Mica Creek, British Columbia, Canad.
Garnet-biotite geothermometry revised: New Margules parameters and a natural specimen data set from Maine.
1976) Geology, mineralogy, and fluid inclusions geothermometry of the El Paso gold mine, Cripple Creek, Colorado.
Coexisting low- and high-Ca pyroxene compositions are related to temperature allowing two-pyroxene geothermometry (Davidson and Lindsley, 1985).
Finally, the observed fractal shape of sutured quartz grain boundary has its implications for geothermometry (Kruhl & Nega 1996).
Garnet-biotite geothermometry yields core temperatures of 830-860 [degrees] C, which is considered to be igneous and is consistent with contact metamorphic temperatures elsewhere in the Adirondacks.