Accession Number : ADA083772
Title : Continental Scientific Drilling Program.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 78-30 Apr 79.
Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC U S GEODYNAMICS COMMITTEE
Report Date : Jan 1979
Pagination or Media Count : 203
Abstract : The Workshop on Continental Drilling for Scientific Purposes addressed the questions of how to maximize the scientific value of current and planned continental drilling efforts of Federal agencies and industry and how to supplement these efforts with holes drilled solely for scientific purposes. The subjects treated by Workshop panels included: basement structures and deep continental basins - broad and specific questions related to understanding the earth's continental crust; thermal regimes - basic understanding of geothermal systems; mineral resources - basic understanding of ore-forming processes; earthquakes - basic understanding of earthquakes and faulting mechanisms; drilling technology - development of drilling and logging equipment capable of operating at high temperatures (up to 500 C).
Descriptors : *EARTH CRUST , *DRILLING , ROCK , EARTHQUAKES , BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC) , MINERALS , GEOTHERMY , DEEP DEPTH
Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE