Risk Factor Analysis in Low-Temperature Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis for the Appalachian Basin (GPFA-AB)


This submission contains information used to compute the risk factors for the GPFA-AB project. The risk factors are natural reservoir quality, thermal resource quality, potential for induced seismicity, and utilization. The methods used to combine the risk factors included taking the product, sum, and minimum of the four risk factors.
The files are divided into images, rasters, shapefiles, and supporting information. The image files show what the raster and shapefiles should look like. The raster files contain the input risk factors, calculation of the scaled risk factors, and calculation of the combined risk factors. The shapefiles include definition of the fairways, definition of the US Census Places, the center of the raster cells, and locations of industries. Supporting information contains details of the calculations or processing used in generating the files. An image of the raster will have the same name except *.png as the file ending instead of *.tif. Images with 'fairways' or 'industries' added to the name are composed of a raster with the relevant shapefile added.

The file About_GPFA-AB_Phase1RiskAnalysisTask5DataUpload.pdf contains information the citation, special use considerations, authorship, etc.

***See 'GPFA-AB.zip' at bottom for compressed and organized version of the files associated with this submission***

**More details (including location) on each file are given in the spreadsheet 'list_of_contents.csv' in the folder 'SupportingInfo'**

Code used to calculate values is available:
https://github.com/calvinwhealton/geothermal_pfa under the folder 'combining_metrics' - *See link below*

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DOE Project Name: Low Temperature Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis for the Appalachian Basin
DOE Project Number: EE0006726
DOE Project Lead: Holly Thomas
DOI: 10.15121/1261942
Last Updated: over a year ago
Data from September, 2015
Submitted Oct 29, 2015


Cornell University



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Teresa E.
Cornell University


geothermal, Appalachian Basin, West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, district heating, low-temperature, deep direct use, combined risk segment map, risk analysis, geothermal play fairway analysis, GPFA-AB, PFA, raster, shapefile, shape file, ArcGIS, GIS, geospatial data, seismic, seismicity, risk, low temperature, risk factor, play fairway analysis


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