Terrestrial Heat Flow in Europe

  • Vladimír Čermák
  • Ladislaus Rybach
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. General Papers

  3. National Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. T. Velinov, K. Bojadgieva, I. Petkov
      Pages 139-143
    3. P. Järvimäki, M. Puranen
      Pages 172-178
    4. M. D. Fytikas, N. P. Kolios
      Pages 197-205
    5. G. Pálmason, K. Saemundsson
      Pages 218-220
    6. M. Loddo, F. Mongelli
      Pages 221-231
    7. R. Haenel, G. Grønlie, K. S. Heier
      Pages 232-239
    8. J. F. Albert-Beltrán
      Pages 261-266
    9. L. Rybach, P. G. Finckh
      Pages 278-282
    10. J. R. Bloomer, S. W. Richardson, E. R. Oxburgh
      Pages 293-300
    11. R. I. Kutas, E. A. Lubimova, Ya. B. Smirnov
      Pages 301-308
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 325-330

About these proceedings


The outflow of heat from the earth's interior, the terrestrial heat flow, and the temperature field at depth are determined by deep-seated tectonic processes. The knowledge of the re­ gional heat flow pattern is thus very important in geophysics and provides a useful tool for studying crustal and litho­ spheric structure and understanding the nature of their evo­ lution. In order to use the results of heat flow measurements for regional studies and/or to correlate the observed surface geothermal activity with other geophysical or geological fea­ tures, a map showing the surface distribution of heat flow is necessary. Since 1963, when the first comprehensive listing of all available heat flow data appeared (Lee, 1963), several at­ tempts have been made to up-date the list, to classify all the data and to interpret them with respect to tectonics, deep structure and to use them for constructing surface heat flow maps. The first listing was subsequently revised by Lee and Uyeda (1965); numerous new data which were published there­ after were included in successive catalogs compiled by Simmons and Horai (1968) and then again by Jessop et al. (1976). The map showing the surface heat flow pattern may also be of great value for practical purposes, in view of the recent world-wide search for applicable sources of geothermal energy.


Europe Geothermik Geothermik /Karte Heat distribution energy geophysics map sediment tectonics temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Vladimír Čermák
    • 1
  • Ladislaus Rybach
    • 2
  1. 1.Geophysical InstituteCzechoslovakia Academy of SciencesPrague 4 - SpořilovCSSR
  2. 2.ETH-HönggerbergInstitut für Geophysik der ETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-95359-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-95357-6
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