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Modern perspectives on measuring and interpreting seafloor heat flux

January 1, 2008

There has been a resurgence of interest in marine heat flow in the past 10–15 years, coinciding with fundamental achievements in understanding the Earth's thermal state and quantifying the dynamics and impacts of material and energy fluxes within and between the lithosphere and hydrosphere. At the same time, technical capabilities have dwindled to the point that no U.S. academic institution currently operates a seagoing heat flow capacity.

In September 2007, a workshop was convened in Salt Lake City with sponsorship from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and participation by scientists and engineers from North America, Europe, and Asia. The primary goals of the workshop were to (1) assess high-priority scientific and technical needs and (2) to evaluate options for developing and maintaining essential capabilities in marine heat flow for the U.S. scientific community.

Publication Year 2008
Title Modern perspectives on measuring and interpreting seafloor heat flux
DOI 10.1029/2008EO030003
Authors Reid N. Harris, A. Fisher, C. Ruppel, F. Martinez
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Index ID 70033363
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center