Handbook of Terrestrial Heat-Flow Density Determination

with Guidelines and Recommendations of the International Heat-Flow Commission

  • R. Haenel
  • L. Rybach
  • L. Stegena

Part of the Solid Earth Sciences Library book series (SESL, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. R. Haenel, L. Rybach, L. Stegena
    Pages 1-7
  3. R. Haenel, L. Rybach, L. Stegena
    Pages 9-57
  4. A. E. Beck, N. Balling
    Pages 59-85
  5. A. E. Beck
    Pages 87-165
  6. W. G. Powell, D. S. Chapman, N. Balling, A. E. Beck
    Pages 167-222
  7. Earl E. Davis
    Pages 223-260
  8. V. Čermák, R. Haenel
    Pages 261-300
  9. H. N. Pollack, J. H. Sass, D. Stromeyer
    Pages 301-315
  10. S. Uyeda, R. Haenel, F. Mongelli, L. Stegena, G. Delisle
    Pages 317-448
  11. G. Zoth, R. Haenel
    Pages 449-468
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 469-486

About this book


There comes a time in the affairs of every organization when we have to sit down and take stock of where we are and where we want to go. When the International Heat Flow Committee (as it was first called), IHFC, was formed in 1963 at the San Francisco International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics with Francis Birch as its first Chairman, the principal purpose was to stimulate work in the basic aspects of geothermics, particularly the measurement of terrestrial heat-flow density (HFD) in what were then the 'geothermally underdeveloped' areas of the world. In this, the IHFC was remarkably successful. By the beginning of the second decade of our existence, interest in the economic aspects of geothermics was increasing at a rapid pace and the IHFC served as a conduit for all aspects of geothermics and, moreover, became the group responsi­ ble for collecting data on all types of HFD measurements. In all the tasks that are undertaken, the IHFC relies on the enthusiasm of its members and colleagues who devote much of their time to the important but unglamorous and personally unrewarding tasks that were asked of them, and we arc fortunate that our parent institutions are usually quite tolerant of the time spent by their employees on IHFC work.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. Haenel
    • 1
  • L. Rybach
    • 2
  • L. Stegena
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeophysicsGeological Survey of Lower SaxonyHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Institute of GeophysicsETH ZürichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Environmental PhysicsRoland Eötvös UniversityBudapestHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7780-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2847-3
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