Crustal Heatl Flow, A Guide to Measurement & Modeling



Temperature variations and thermal properties of the Earth influence many processes and features of interest to geoscientists, and a diverse array of geoscientists have used thermal data in a variety of applications. However, heat flow is a relatively small field in terms of the number of specialists—barely more than 200 worldwide—and non-specialist users of thermal data commonly lack the basic knowledge and understanding necessary to avoid errors in application and interpretation. Crustal Heat Flow, A Guide to Measurement & Modeling, by G. R. Beardsmore and J. P. Cull, promises to provide the necessary background to ensure accuracy in analysis of thermal data, and to function as a handbook for all geologists and geophysicists who analyze thermal data.