Conductive heat flow measured in unsedimented regions of the seafloor
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 77, Issue 33, pages 321–324, 13 August 1996
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1996), Conductive heat flow measured in unsedimented regions of the seafloor, Eos Trans. AGU, 77(33), 321–324, doi:10.1029/96EO00222., and (
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
Traditional probes designed to measure heat flow in oceanic crust only yield accurate measurements where thick sediment thermally isolates igneous basement rocks from seawater. Since most regions of younger crust lack this sediment cover, measuring crustal heat flow in these areas presents a challenge. A thermal blanket system that simulates this sediment cover and allows measurements to be taken in bare rock areas was recently developed and tested, and the results look promising.