UNDERSEA GEOTHERMAL DEPOSITS, THEIR SELECTION AND POTENTIAL USE
NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CA
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Geothermal deposits beneath the ocean floor appear to be the principal indigenous energy source available to installations in the deep-sea environment and are the only apparent alternative indigenous power source to fossil fuels in the continental shelf and slope environment. This study presents a review of geothermal deposits from four points of view 1 locating potential geothermal deposits at or near which undersea installations might be established 2 waste disposal considerations 3 the estimation of deposit structure, chemistry, and size prior to development and 4 the use of geothermal deposits in the undersea environment including their relative merits as opposed to fossil fuels and reactors.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Electric Power Production and Distribution