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Ground radon survey of a geothermal area in Hawaii

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Title: Ground radon survey of a geothermal area in Hawaii
Authors: Cox, Malcolm E.
Keywords: geothermal exploration
LC Subject Headings: Radon
Geothermal resources--Hawaii
Issue Date: 1980
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
Citation: Cox ME. 1980. Ground radon survey of a geothermal area in Hawaii. Geophys. Res. Lett. 7(4): 283-286.
Series/Report no.: Hawaii Institute of Geophysics Contribution No. 988
Abstract: Rates of ground radon emanation, in the Puna geothermal area on the lower east rift of Kilauea volcano, were measured by alpha particle sensitive cellulose nitrate films. The survey successfully defined an area of thermal significance associated with the rift structure, and suggests that a thermally driven ground gas convection system exists within, and peripheral to, the rift. This type of survey was found suitable for the basaltic island environment characteristic of Hawaii and is now used in Hawaii as a routine geothermal exploration.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy
DOE Contract No. EW-78-S-07-0713.
Pages/Duration: 4 pages
Appears in Collections:The Geothermal Collection

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