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Conductive heat flows in research drill holes in thermal areas of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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Donald E. White, 1978, Conductive heat flows in research drill holes in thermal areas of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey, v. 6, iss. 6.

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In convection systems with boiling springs, geysers, fumaroles, and other thermal features, the modes of heat flow become increasingly complex as a single liquid phase at depth rises into the near-surface environment where heat flows by convection of liquid and vapor and by conduction in high thermal gradients. This paper is mainly concerned with the changing patterns of conductive heat flow as related to channels of subsurface convective flow and to horizontal distance from spring vents. The primary data consist of temperatures measured in 13 cored drill holes as drilling progressed. Some temperatures plot convincingly on straight-line segments that suggest conductive gradients in rocks of nearly constant thermal conductivity. Temperature [...]

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