Conduction Models Of The Temperature Distribution In The East Rift Zone Of Kilauea Volcano
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Journal Article: Conduction Models Of The Temperature Distribution In The East Rift Zone Of Kilauea Volcano
AbstractTemperature variations in the 1966-meter Hawaii Geothermal Project well HGP-A are simulated by model studies using a finite element code for conductive heat flow. Three models were generated: a constant temperature source from a vertical dike; a constant heat-generating magma chamber; and a transient heat source from a tapered vertical dike. Fair correlation is obtained between the HGP-A well temperature and the tapered dike 125 years after it is injected with an initial (transient) 1200°C temperature. Results provide background information from which to evaluate the importance of water convection in maintaining the temperature distribution in the East Rift Zone.
- Albert J. Rudman and David Epp
- Published Journal
- Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 1983
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Albert J. Rudman,David Epp. 1983. Conduction Models Of The Temperature Distribution In The East Rift Zone Of Kilauea Volcano. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. (!) .