GEOTHERM is a comprehensive system of public databases and software used to store, locate, and evaluate information on the geology, geochemistry, and hydrology of geothermal systems. Three main databases address the general characteristics of geothermal wells and fields, and the chemical properties of geothermal fluids; the last database is currently the most active. System tasks are divided into four areas:

1. data acquisition and entry, involving data entry via word processors and magnetic tape;
2. quality assurance, including the criteria and standards handbook and front-end data-screening programs;
3. operation, involving database backups and information extraction; and
4. user assistance, preparation of such items as application programs, and a quarterly newsletter.

The principal task of GEOTHERM is to provide information and research support for the conduct of national geothermal-resource assessments. The principal users of GEOTHERM are those involved with the Geothermal Research Program of the U.S. Geological Survey.

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DOE Project Name: Updating the Classification of Geothermal Resources
DOE Project Number: EE0001501
DOE Project Lead: Arlene Anderson
DOI: 10.15121/1149729
Last Updated: over a year ago
Data from April, 1983
Submitted Mar 26, 2013


United States Geological Survey


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J.D. Bliss
United States Geological Survey
A. Rapport
United States Geological Survey


geotherm, database, software, geothermal systems, usgs, geothermal wells, well characteristics, hydrology, geochemistry, databases, geothermal fluids, report, scanned, DOI:10.1016/0098-3004(83)90034-1, journal article, Computers and Geosciences


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