6th International Meeting on Heat Flow and Structure of the Lithosphere

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The 6th International Workshop on Heat Flow and the Structure of the Lithosphere was hosted by the Geophysical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and held under the auspices of the International Heat Flow Commission. The workshop was held June 5-10, 2006 at the Castle Farm Bykov (near Pilsen), Czech Republic.

Special issue to the results of the workshop: Terrestrial heat flow: Recent advances in modeling and interpretation, Bykov Castle, June 5-10, 2006 V.Cermak and V.M.Hamza (Eds.), International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geologische Rundschau), Volume 97, Number 2, Pages 201-442 (2006).

Programm sessions

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1) Heat flow on continents and ocean.

Heat flow and continental age. Marine heat flow and oceanic age. Total heat loss of the Earth. Tectonic processes and their thermal signatures Surface heat flow and temperature extrapolation to depth

(2) Thermal measurements

Measurement techniques, data loggers, accuracy and data reliability. Borehole temperature and its stability. Borehole convection. Temperature logs and their interpretation. Thermal conductivity and diffusivity Heat production.

(3) Geothermics of climate change

Borehole temperature and climate reconstruction. Ground and air temperature coupling. Effect of surface conditions and their time changes. Climate warming. Long-term subsurface temperature monitoring observatories. Heat flow and permafrost studies. Climate of the past. Geothermal data and proxies.

(4) Heat and fluids

Heat flow and geothermal energy studies. Role of the subsurface water circulation. Subsurface temperature field and hydro(geo)logy. Temperature measurements in (super)deep holes, results and knowledge obtained from KTB, Russian and Chinese superdeep holes, Chicxulub (Mexico).

(5) Additional discussion topic

Heat Flow data Base, IHFC web pages. Reliable data base and its custodian. Data correction, duplication and clustering.

Photos: V. Cermak