Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Quads, geopressures, and U.S. geothermal resources


  • Anonymous


Of the many areas of energy research being done by the geophysical community, perhaps none is so fundamental, so intellectually attractive and otherwise popular, and perhaps so distant from realization than the work to develop geothermal resources in the United States. Total geothermal funding by the Department of Energy (DOE) for geothermal resource research and evaluation to industry, the National Laboratories, and the academic community is approximately $160 million for fiscal year 1979. This funding will probably continue, although at a somewhat different rate, for the indefinite future.