3D modelling in GeoPLASMA-CE

17. 9. 2018

Mapping shallow geothermal resources requires a three-dimensional (3D) understanding of the subsurface, especially in regions with a strongly varying geological build-up like the Vogtland pilot area. Geological 3D modelling helps us to combine and various geological input data from surface outcrops to borehole layers for a better understanding of the location of different rock units in space. Our models will then be translated into information relevant for mapping the available resources, such as thermal conductivity of rocks, the distribution of the rock temperature in the subsurface or the location of groundwater bodies. We believe that geological 3D modeling is an important step to prepare resource maps for shallow geothermal energy use. 

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