Heat-flow aspects, temperature studies and geothermal assessments can be generally published in a wide range of potential journals. Pure heat-flow studies are, however, often not easily placed nowadays. The International Journal of Terrestrial Heat Flow and Applied Geothermics (IJTHFA) provides a forum for publication of results of high-quality research work dealing with recent advances in field measurement of terrestrial heat flow, regional and global geothermal data analysis, model studies of heat transfer in the Earth's interior and practical applications of geothermal studies.

The focus is on publication of:

  • new experimental and theoretical works on crustal temperatures
  • geothermal gradients
  • thermal properties of geologic materials
  • radiogenic heat production & magma interactions at shallow and deep crustal levels
  • thermo-tectonic processes affecting continental and oceanic crust
  • uplift and subsidence
  • thermal models of crust and lithosphere and studies on structure and evolution of planetary interiors.

Editorial Policy:

IJTHFA considers manuscripts on the condition that they have not been published already nor are they under consideration for publication elsewhere. Articles, submitted for publication in JTHFA is scheduled to undergo peer review process, which is single blinded. All manuscripts submitted must be written in English language. Accepted manuscripts are subject to editorial changes.

Periodicity: International Journal of Terrestrial Heat Flow and Applied Geothermics publish one issue per year, in the month of April.


Vol 4 No 1 (2021) Vol 3 No 1 (2020) Vol 2 No 1 (2019) Vol 1 No 1 (2018)

Most recent articles

Editorial to the fourth issue of “International Journal of Terrestrial Heat Flow and Applied Geothermics” Jorge Luiz dos Santos Gomes, Valiya Mannathal Hamza, Alan Jessop, Massimo Verdoya

A new database structure for the IHFC Global Heat Flow Database Sven Fuchs, Graeme Beardsmore, Paolo Chiozzi, Orlando Miguel Espinoza-Ojeda, Gianluca Gola, Will Gosnold, Robert Harris, Sam Jennings, Shaowen Liu, Raquel Negrete-Aranda, Florian Neumann, Ben Norden, Jeffrey Poort, Dušan Rajver, Labani Ray, Maria Richards, Jared D Smith, Akiko Tanaka, Massimo Verdoya

Geothermal Sustainability or Heat Mining? Ladislaus Rybach

Reappraisal of Heat Flow Variations in Mainland Africa Jorge Luiz dos Santos Gomes, Fábio Pinto Vieira, Valiya Mannathal Hamza

Low Heat Flow at Shallow Depth Intervals: Case Studies from Belarus Vladimir Ignatievich Zui

Geothermal Gradients in the Upper Amazon Basin derived from BHT data Diego paul Barba, Roberto Barragán, Jonathan Gallardo, Alfonso Salguero

Effects of Near-Surface Air Temperature on Sub-Surface Geothermal Gradient and Heat Flow in Bornu-Chad Basin, Nigeria Andrew A. Tyoh, Etim Daniel Uko, Olatunji S. Ayanninuola, Onengiyeofori A. Davies

Method for estimating the depth of circulation of thermal and non-thermal waters in the upper crust Carlos Alexandrino, Fábio Pinto Vieira, Valiya M. Hamza

Numerical Model to Assess the State and Increase of Temperatures in Underground Mine Galleries: A Tool to Support Heat Recovery Projects Vitor Colombo, Maria Lurdes Dinis, José Soeiro de Carvalho

Influence of past vegetation changes on estimates of ground surface temperature histories GSTH obtained by inversion of borehole temperature logs: Example from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin Jacek A. Majorowicz, Jan Šafanda

Short- and long-term variations in groundwater temperature caused by changes in vegetation cover Maria de Fatima Santos Pinheiro, Günther Buntebarth, Andrea Polle, Martin Sauter

Land Development and Role of Evapotranspiration in Climate Change Trevor J. Lewis

Inversion results appended with estimates from vegetation changes in assessment of Ground Surface Temperatures for the Amazon Region, Brazil Valiya Hamza, Fábio Vieira, Suze Guimaraes, Elizabeth Pimentel

Memories of Alan Edward Beck (1928–2020) Valiya M. Hamza