A global collaborative project for the authenticated global heat flow database
The Global Heat Flow Data Assessment Project is designed to provide a quality controlled, authenticated global database of heat flow values and other thermal data. This project supports the International Heat Flow Commission (IHFC) whose mission includes promoting geothermal research and maintaining and disseminating the Global Heat Flow Database to the global community of Earth Scientists. To this end, screening, assessing and updating of each data entry compiled in the Global Heat Flow Database since 1939 is required. All project collaborators contribute with the revision of selected papers in this process.
The Global Heat Flow Data Assessment Project was initiated by the members of the IHFC (read more about this process), coordinated and led by the Task Force “Lithospheric Heat Flow – Global Data Assessment Project” of the International Lithosphere Program (ILP; funded by IUGG and IUGS) and strongly supported by many scientists of the heat-flow community.
ILP Task Force Leaders:
Each of the Task Force Leaders is organizing a different region of the Earth. Please, contact the person in charge for the region of your interest.
Sven Fuchs (IHFC profile: Central/Northern Europe, Russia (European part)
Massimo Verdoya(IHFC profile): Central/Southern Europe, North Africa, Middle East
Raquel Negrete Aranda (IHFC profile): Eastern Pacific, Western part of America
Shaowen Liu (IHFC profile): Asia
Robert Harris (IHFC profile): Caribbean, Atlantic
Graeme Beardsmore: Australia/Oceania
All remaining regions and general questions: contact
Carlos Henrique Alexandrino, Irina Artemieva, Elif Balkan-Pazvantoğlu, Niels Balling, Graeme Beardsmore, Hugo Beltrami, Vladimir Cermak, Chi-Hsuan Chen, Paolo Chiozzi, William Colgan, Juan Contreras, Francisco Cuesta-Valero, Juan Luis Carrillo de la Cruz, Petr Dedecek, Juan Luis Carrillo de la Cruz, Dmitry Demezhko, Helmut Duerrast, Ricarda Dziadek, Orlando Miguel Espinoza-Ojeda, Andrea Förster, Sven Fuchs, Christophe Galerne, Roberto Gambini, Xiang Gao, Almudena García-Garcia, Ed Gerner, Gianluca Gola, Fidel González-Rouco, William D. Gosnold, Jiang, Guangzheng, Valiya Hamza, Robert Harris, Derrick Hasterok, Marcus Haynes, Lijuan He, Shengbiao Hu, Shaopeng Huang, Alan M. Jessop, Argo Joeleht, Norbert Kaul, Mikhail Khutorskoy, Thomas Kohl, Ilmo T. Kukkonen, Youngmin Lee, Tien C. Lee, Shaowen Liu, Mazlan Madon, Ignacio Marzan, Chris Matthews, Sandra McLaren, Christian Müller, Podugu Nagaraju, Ana Maria Negredo Moreno, Raquel Negrete Aranda, Florian Neumann, Ben Norden, Matt O'Regan, Cristina Pauselli, Jeffrey Poort, Rosa Maria Prol Ledesma, Dušan Rajver, Tim Rawling, Labani Ray, Maria Richards, Frédérique Rolandone, Sukanta Roy, Ladislaus Rybach, Jan Safanda, Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth, Xiaobin Shi, Jared Smith, Carol Stein, Akiko Tanaka, Guzel Vakhitova, Massimo Verdoya, Joanne Whittaker, Jyun-Nai Wu, Makoto Yamano , Vladimir Zui
Beyond this, we appreciate your suggestions and comments for further improvements of the IHFC service to the community.
Providing reviewed heat-flow data for the community enables in-depth investigations on different scales for different applications. Due to the overwhelming number of heat-flow values worldwide, every single contribution is essential. Therefore, each contributor of an accepted publication revision/update (according to workflow and rules outlined in the guideline), is automatically invited to co-author the database release (data publication), where data revised by him/her/them are published for the first time. Therein, all authors are listed as part of the ‘Global Heat Flow Assessment Group’. The next data release is planned for April 2022. The 2021 data release can be found here.Global Heat Flow Assessment Group 2022 (will be periodically updated)
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