Definition: CV-3: Extensional Domain

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CV-3: Extensional Domain

An extensional domain play is an area of high thermal gradients provided by an elevated mantle. This elevated mantle is caused by crustal extension and thinning.[1]

  1. Inga S. Moeck. Graeme Beardsmore. 2014. A New 'Geothermal Play Type' Catalog: Streamlining Exploration Decision Making. In: Proceedings. Thirty-Ninth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering; 2014/02/24; Stanford. California. Stanford. California: Stanford University; p. 8