Accession Number:

AD0636496

Title:

UNDERSEA GEOTHERMAL DEPOSITS, THEIR SELECTION AND POTENTIAL USE

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE