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Earth's surface heat flux

Davies, J; Davies, Rhodri

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We present a revised estimate of Earth's surface heat flux that is based upon a heat flow data-set with 38 347 measurements, which is 55% more than used in previous estimates. Our methodology, like others, accounts for hydrothermal circulation in young oceanic crust by utilising a half-space cooling approximation. For the rest of Earth's surface, we estimate the average heat flow for different geologic domains as defined by global digital geology maps; and then produce the global estimate by...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/65286
Source: Solid Earth

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