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Holma, M.; Kuusiniemi, P. (2021) Cosmic-ray based geothermal exploration : a short introduction to muography. In: Ilmo Kukkonen et al. Lithosphere 2021 : Eleventh symposium on structure, composition and evolution of the lithosphere. Programme and extended abstracts, (pp.35-38), Report S-71, University of Helsinki. https://www.seismo.helsinki.fi/ilp/lito2021/Lithosphere_2021_Symposium_Abstract_Volume.pdf

Cosmic-ray based geothermal exploration : a short introduction to muography

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Author: Holma, M.1,2,3; Kuusiniemi, P.2,3
Organizations: 1Muon Solutions Oy, Saarenkylä, Finland
2Kerttu Saalasti Institute, University of Oulu, Nivala, Finland
3Arctic Planetary Science Institute, Äänekoski, Finland
Format: abstract
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.3 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021053132298
Language: English
Published: University of Helsinki, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-05-31
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Abstract

Muography is a novel geophysical imaging method for large solid objects and it maps relative density variations in 2D, 3D or 4D (density data + time analysis). In geothermal exploration, muography can be used, for example, for remote detection of faults and estimation of associated permeabilities. In the best-case scenarios, muography can be used to direct further geothermal exploration drilling and mitigating exploration risks associated with permeability models. The method is feasible for the 1–2 km in the vertical direction or, if applied at the ground surface level, up to 2–3 km in horizontal and near-horizontal directions.

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Series: Report - Institute of Seismology. University of Helsinki. S
ISSN: 0357-3060
ISSN-L: 0357-3060
ISBN: 978-952-10-9604-4
Volume: S-71
Pages: 35 - 38
Host publication: Lithosphere 2021 : eleventh symposium on structure, composition and evolution of the lithosphere. Programme and extended abstracts, Virtual meeting January 19 –20, 2021
Host publication editor: Kukkonen, Ilmo
Veikkolainen, Toni
Heinonen, Suvi
Karell, Fredrik
Kozlovskaya, Elena
Luttinen, Arto
Nikkilä, Kaisa
Nykänen, Vesa
Poutanen, Markku
Skyttä, Pietari
Tanskanen, Eija
Tiira, Timo
Conference: Lithosphere
Field of Science: 1171 Geosciences
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