Regional-scale permeability by heat flow calibration in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Civil & Environmental Engineering
Creator Mcpherson, Brian James
Other Author Lichtner, Peter C.; Forster, Craig B.; Cole, Barret S.
Title Regional-scale permeability by heat flow calibration in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming
Date 2001
Description Abstract. Forward modeling of coupled fluid and heat flow in the Powder River basin, Wyoming, is used to explain anomalously high heat flow values observed in the southern portion of the basin. Effective basin-scale permeabilities of selected Powder River basin aquifers and aquitards were calibrated by matching surface heat flow measurements to simulation results. Fractures associated with a large anticline in the southwestern part of the basin were found to play a major role in the basin's thermal regime. While the model results are non-unique, they demonstrate that regional structural features play an important role in a basin's overall energy budget and fluid flow regime. With the results of the basin-scale model it is possible to evaluate regional-scale flow and transport processes
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Publisher American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Volume 28
Issue 16
First Page 3211
Last Page 3214
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Mcpherson, B. J., Lichtner, P. C., Forster, C. B., & Cole, B. S. (2001). Regional-scale permeability by heat flow calibration in the powder River Basin, Wyoming. Geophysical Research Letters, 28(16), 3211-14.
Rights Management AuthorMcpherson, B. J., Lichtner, P. C., Forster, C. B., & Cole, B. S., Regional-scale permeability by heat flow calibration in the powder River Basin, Wyoming. Geophysical Research Letters, 28(16), 3211-14., 2001,. Copyright [2001] American Geophysical Union. Reproduced/modified by permission of American Geophysical Union.
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