Areas of Anomalous Surface Temperature in Archuleta County, Colorado, as Identified from ASTER Thermal Data

This layer contains areas of anomalous surface temperature in Archuleta County identified from ASTER thermal data and spatial based insolation model. The temperature is calculated using the Emissivity Normalization Algorithm that separate temperature from emissivity. The incoming solar radiation was calculated using spatial based insolation model developed by Fu and Rich (1999). Then the temperature due to solar radiation was calculated using emissivity derived from ASTER data. The residual temperature, i.e. temperature due to solar radiation subtracted from ASTER temperature was used to identify thermally anomalous areas. Areas that had temperature greater than 2o were considered ASTER modeled very warm surface exposures (thermal anomalies).

Note: 'o' is used in this description to represent lowercase sigma
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DOE Project Name: Recovery Act: Use Remote Sensing Data (selected visible and infrared spectrums) to locate high temp ground anomalies in Colorado.Confirm heat flow potential w/ on-site temp surveys to drill deep resource wells
DOE Project Number: EE0002828
DOE Project Lead: Mark Ziegenbein
DOI: 10.15121/1148759
Last Updated: over a year ago
Data from February, 2012
Submitted Feb 26, 2014

Flint Geothermal, LLC




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geothermal, Colorado, Archuleta County, Remote sensing, ASTER, Thermal Infrared, ArcGIS, GIS, shapefile, shape file, geospatial


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