Geothermal segmentation of the Cascade Range in the USA

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Characteristics of the crustal thermal regime of the Quaternary Cascades vary systematically along the range. Spatially congruent changes in volcanic vent distribution, volcanic extrusion rate, hydrothermal discharge rate, and regional conductive heat flow define 5 geothermal segments. These segments are, from north to south: (1) the Washington Cascades north of Mount Rainier, (2) the Cascades from Mount Rainier to Mount Hood, (3) the Oregon Cascades from south of Mount Hood to the California border, (4) northernmost California, including Mount Shasta and Medicine Lake volcano, and (5) the Lassen region of northern California. This segmentation indicates that geothermal resource potential is not uniform in the Cascade Range. Potential varies from high in parts of Oregon to low in Washington north of Mount Rainier.
Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Geothermal segmentation of the Cascade Range in the USA
ISBN 0934412685
Volume 14
Issue pt 2
Year Published 1990
Language English
Publisher Publ by Geothermal Resources Council
Publisher location Davis, CA, United States
Larger Work Title Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council
First page 1431
Last page 1435
Conference Title 1990 International Symposium on Geothermal Energy
Conference Location Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
Conference Date 20 August 1990 through 24 August 1990
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