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Permeability of the continental crust: dynamic variations inferred from seismicity and metamorphism

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2010

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Ingebritsen, S E, and Manning, C E, 2010, Permeability of the continental crust: dynamic variations inferred from seismicity and metamorphism: Geofluids, v. 10, iss. 1-2, p. 193-205 LA - en.

Summary

Geofluids (2010) 10, 193–205AbstractThe variation of permeability with depth can be probed indirectly by various means, including hydrologic models that use geothermal data as constraints and the progress of metamorphic reactions driven by fluid flow. Geothermal and metamorphic data combine to indicate that mean permeability (k) of tectonically active continental crust decreases with depth (z) according to log k ≈ −14–3.2 log z, where k is in m2 and z in km. Other independently derived, crustal-scale k–z relations are generally similar to this power-law curve. Yet there is also substantial evidence for local-to-regional-scale, transient, permeability-generation events that entail permeabilities much higher than these mean k–z relations [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Thu Apr 18 14:27:51 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Hydrologic Studies of Heat and Mass Transport.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd3389">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd3389</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/j.1468-8123.2010.00278.x

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