The earth's heat

Boev, Blazo and Lepitkova, Sonja (2001) The earth's heat. Зборник на трудови - Прво советување на геотермална енергија во Република Македонија. pp. 49-54.

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The temperature at the Earth's surface in 10-20 C on average, although in polar region and on high mountains it is much colder, while in deep mines it is too hot to work for long periods. Temperature obviously varies with depth. In addition, there are hot springs in areas of reccent volcanic activity where water emering from springs is heated up inside the crust. So the temperature in the Earths crust increases with increasing depth. The temperature change (in C) with depth (in km) can be plotted an a graph to give a curve, referred to as the geotherm.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Other engineering and technologies
Natural sciences > Other natural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Blazo Boev
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2012 13:23
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2013 06:59

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