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Smit, J. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author), Cloetingh, S. (author)
The crustal seismic velocity structure of northwestern Europe shows a low P-wave velocity zone (LVZ) in the lower crust along the Caledonian Thor suture zone (TSZ) that cannot be easily attributed to Avalonia or Baltica plates abutting the TSZ. The LVZ appears to correspond to a hitherto unrecognized crustal segment (accretionary complex) that...
article 2016
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Cloetingh, S. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author), Wesztergom, V. (author)
Geothermal energy is an important renewable energy resource, whose share is growing rapidly in the energy mix. Geosciences provide fundamental knowledge on Earth system processes and properties, required for the development of new methods to identify prospective geothermal resources suitable for exploitation. Through robust prediction and...
article 2017
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Lipsey, L. (author), Pluymaekers, M. (author), Goldberg, T. (author), van Oversteeg, K. (author), Ghazaryan, L. (author), Cloetingh, S. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author)
The presence of convective fluid flow in permeable layers can create zones of anomalously high temperature which can be exploited for geothermal energy. Temperature measurements from the Luttelgeest-01 (LTG-01) well in the northern onshore region of the Netherlands indicate variations in the thermal regime that could be indicative of convection....
article 2016
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Limberger, J. (author), Bonte, D. (author), de Vicente, G. (author), Beekman, F. (author), Cloetingh, S. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author)
Brittle basement and sedimentary rocks, in particular if these are underlain by radiogenic crust, are considered a prime target for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). They are marked by high geothermal gradients, caused by radiogenic heat production, and are well suited to be used for geothermal doublets after hydraulic stimulation. Critical...
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Limberger, J. (author), Boxem, T. (author), Pluymaekers, M. (author), Bruhn, D. (author), Manzella, A. (author), Calcagno, P. (author), Beekman, F. (author), Cloetingh, S. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author)
In this paper we present results of a global resource assessment for geothermal energy within deep aquifers for direct heat utilization. Greenhouse heating, spatial heating, and spatial cooling are considered in this assessment. We derive subsurface temperatures from geophysical data and apply a volumetric heat-in-place method to improve current...
article 2018
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