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Geothermal Resources Database in Saudi Arabia (GRDiSA)

  • Essam AboudEmail author
  • Atef Qaddha
  • Faisal Alqahtani
  • Hussein Harbi
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Abstract

Geothermal energy is a renewable and friendly environment energy source. This type of energy is required in a world where unclean and harmful energy sources, such as oil, coal, and others, have been in use for ages. Some nations use this clean/renewable energy in daily life and others are still looking for and trying to ways to benefit from these resources. Since Saudi Arabia has many geothermal energy sources such as volcanoes and hot spots along the Red Sea coast, some researchers have been looking for this type of energy since more than five decades. In this research, we tried to collect the previous studies and available data to be used in a new database format. This database would assist decision-makers in drawing up a road map to explore and assess geothermal energy. Accordingly, geological, geophysical, and geochemical data were collected in a digital form to build the first Geothermal Resource Database in Saudi Arabia (GRDiSA) in order to map the geothermal potentiality in the kingdom.

Keywords

Geothermal exploration Volcanoes Hot spot Saudi arabia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Essam Aboud
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Atef Qaddha
    • 1
  • Faisal Alqahtani
    • 1
    • 3
  • Hussein Harbi
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Geohazards Research CenterKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG)CairoEgypt
  3. 3.Faculty of Earth SciencesKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

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