TD Map Making Methodology

In conjunction with publication of the 3.5 to 10 km temperature-at-depth maps, SMU Geothermal Lab faculty, staff and students collaborated on a series of papers.  These papers, along with others listed below, include discussion of temperature-at-depth map making methodology.  

Batir, J., & Blackwell, D. (2010). Evaluation of EGS Resources in the Eastern United States: Illinois Michigan, Indiana, Western Ohio, and Western Kentucky. GRC Transactions, 34(GRC1028661).

Beardsmore, G. R., Rybach, L., Blackwell, D., & Baron, C. (2010). A protocol for estimating and mapping global EGS potential. GRC Transactions, 34(GRC1028662). 

Blackwell, D., & Richards, M. (2010). New Geothermal Resource Map of the Northeastern US and Technique for Mapping Temperature at Depth. GRC Transactions, 34(GRC1028663). 

Blackwell, D., Stepp, P., & Richards, M. (2010). Comparison and Discussion of the 6 KM Temperature Maps of the Western US Prepared by the SMU Geothermal Lab and the USGS. GRC Transactions, 34(GRC1028696). 

Frone, Z., & Blackwell, D. (2010). Geothermal map of the northeastern United States and the West Virginia thermal anomaly. GRC Transactions, 34(GRC1028668).

Sica, N., Blackwell, D., Frone, Z., & Park, J. (2010). Geothermal Opportunities of Southeastern United States. GRC Transactions, 34(GRC1028631). 

Blackwell, D., Richards, M., Frone, Z., Ruzo, A., Dingwall, R., & Williams, M. (2011). Temperature-At-Depth Maps For the Conterminous US and Geothermal Resource Estimates. GRC Transactions, 35(GRC1029452).

Dingwall, R., & Blackwell, D. (2011). Geothermal Map of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Nebraska. GRC Transactions, 35(GRC1029324).

Williams, M., & Blackwell, D. (2011). Geothermal Map of Arizona and New Mexico.   GRC Transactions, 35(GRC1029377).  

Stutz, G. R., Williams, M., Frone, Z., Reber, T. J., Blackwell, D., Jordan, T., & Tester, J. W. (2012). A well by well method for estimating surface heat flow for regional geothermal resource assessment. In 37th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering.