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Geospatial Data for a Preliminary GIS Representation of Deep Coal Areas for Carbon Dioxide Storage in the Contiguous United States and Alaska

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2017

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Jones, K.B., Barnhart, L.E., Warwick, P.D., and Corum, M.D., 2019, Geospatial Data for a Preliminary GIS Representation of Deep Coal Areas for Carbon Dioxide Storage in the Contiguous United States and Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P90GDHSZ.

Summary

These geospatial data and their accompanying report outline many areas of coal in the United States beneath more than 3,000 ft of overburden. Based on depth, these areas may be targets for injection and storage of supercritical carbon dioxide. Additional areas where coal exists beneath more than 1,000 ft of overburden are also outlined; these may be targets for geologic storage of carbon dioxide in conjunction with enhanced coalbed methane production. These areas of deep coal were compiled as polygons into a shapefile for use in a geographic information system (GIS). The coal-bearing formation names, coal basin or field names, geographic provinces, coal ranks, coal geologic ages, and estimated individual coalbed thicknesses (if known) [...]

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This geospatial dataset outlines many areas of coal in the United States beneath more than 3,000 ft of overburden.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P90GDHSZ

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