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Borehole temperature profiles measured in the Mesilla Basin, New Mexico during the period 1972 through 2018


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Pepin, J.D., Robertson, A.J., and Kelley, S.A., 2019, Borehole temperature profiles measured in the Mesilla Basin, New Mexico during the period 1972 through 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These data are a compilation of 379 borehole temperature profiles collected during the period 1972 through 2018 for the Mesilla Basin, New Mexico. This dataset includes a comma-separated values file (Temperature Profile Index.csv) that serves as an index for the 379 text data files (.txt; with the file name corresponding to the “Well Name” in the index) that are included as a compressed (.zip) folder. Each data file contains header information that allows cross-referencing the sample location with other USGS databases and summarizes sample date, method of measurement, and the type of borehole. Following the header is a list of depths below ground surface with corresponding temperature measurements (a temperature profile) at the borehole [...]


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As part of the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program (TAAP), temperature profile data were compiled and collected in the Mesilla Basin, New Mexico to estimate the rate and location of groundwater upflow and the associated salinity flux. These data and corresponding analyses aim to inform Rio Grande salinity management decisions in New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico.


This database has been approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although this database has been subjected to rigorous review and is substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, the database is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.



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doi doi:10.5066/P9FQ9BEN

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